Post # 1
I don’t! Never have, never will!
Main reasons (a few of a million):
1) I try (sometimes fail, but mostly try) to avoid unnecessary drama
2) I don’t care what people I don’t keep in touch with are up to
3) I really only care what people I DO keep in touch with are up to when I’m actually having a conversation with them
4) I only need to see 1-2 pictures of your baby a few times a year to get the gist of what they look like
5) I don’t care for anyone I don’t keep in touch with to know what I am up to
6) I hope for a long, fruitful career in a professional environment and I don’t feel that Facebook could really contribute positively to this
What are your reasons?
Post # 3
I am a non-facebooker!!! It’s so nice to meet another one! I should confess I was on there when it first was developed, but when I entered the real world after college, I lost interest.
1. I don’t care about people’s personal lives that I knew 5-10 years ago and no longer keep in contact with.
2. I don’t like people knowing what I’m always up to – I like to be mysterious 🙂
3. I am just “over it”.
4. I don’t like that you have to be on Facebook to take advantage of certain deals/promotions, so I am rebelling! 🙂 I am not falling for the trap!
5. I don’t like that people think they are connected/friendly with me just because they are my friend on facebook – make the real effort! At least send an email! 🙂
Post # 4
I’m technically on Facebook but I haven’t pulled up my profile (or anyone else’s) in over a year at least.
Post # 5
I do have facebook but am seriously considering getting rid of it. I never have anything I’m comfortable posting about. It all seems too personal. Plus my husband doesn’t have facebook, which I think is smart. I worry that there are temptations on fb, keeping in contact with exes and seeing every time they get a promotion or something. Some things are better left in the past. I mostly keep it because I like having access to all my pictures from college. This thread may just convince me to pull the plug…
Post # 6
@butterflylove: Nice to meet you!
@Mrs.KMM: That’s pretty close to not having it!
@Moja Milosc: Do it! Do it!
I read an article about how some people are dropping Facebook, and it quoted a guy who said that he found himself in an elevator with a girl he had never actually met, but he knew everything about her life because they had a friend in common and he would read her profile. He decided it was super creepy (I agree!) and decided to cancel his account. Freaks me out just thinking about it!
Post # 7
I do, but only to talk to my grandmother who is very ill.
Post # 8
I have one, I got rid of it for a long time and only got back on when my best friend moved across the country so that I could see pics of all her adventures. Although in response to your #6 point, I just went to a work training (I work in job development/ social service) and almost the entire training was on social media and how that is today, and as a service provider we need to be on facebook, twitter, linkdin, and we need to have all of our clients on their as well (in a professional manner), there are even people who have a professional facebook that use it as a resume because it has been shown to be more effective…. I’m still on the fence about all of that but thought I’d throw it in.