Post # 1
Oh em gee.
I deleted my Facebook. I kinda can’t believe I did it. I live by myself in a city where I don’t know many people (hopefully I’ll be moving soon, but anyway) and I found myself on Facebook more and more! Like all the time. It was sucking me in, luring me with highschool friend’s wedding albums, and ex-boyfriends status changes. I HAD TO STOP THE INSANITY.
So… I deleted it. Has anyone else ever thought about doing this?
Post # 3
My sister god rid of her My Space, and I have thought about getting rid of FB…but it’s the only link I have to my friends in Portland.
Post # 4
I didn’t delete it but I’ve been on hiatus for almost 2 weeks! I was supposed to be graduating this next week, but because I transferred schools I am behind a year. I couldn’t handle seeing everyone talking about graduation so I just stopped going on.
I’m thinking about going back on at the end of June but I surprisingly don’t miss it so who knows 🙂
Post # 5
Well, they save everything, so if you decide to re-activate…it’ll all be right there waiting for you like nothing ever happened.
Never thought about ‘pausing’ facebook myself.
Post # 6
i have thought of doing this but if i delete my facebook then i have ti stop coming to weddingbee because im as addicted to weddingbee as am i to facebook. is crazy. i cant spend one day without my computer. the feeling is awful but is a complete addiction
Post # 7
I deleted my fb. I didn’t like all the privacy issues. I couldn’t log in one day and it said my account had been compromised. I deleted everything right away and deactivated it. I sign in from time to time, but have officially weened myself off of that evil site. It is just wayyy to open now and I don’t want people knowing my business like that even if you try to keep somethings private there are easy ways to see it.
Post # 8
I’m definitely taking a break from facebook. It is so easy to get addicted to “facebook stalking” I knew I needed a break when I would begin sentences saying ” So I saw on facebook today…” yeah…
Post # 9
I hardly open FB anymore once a week maybe. I check the notifications when they alert me through email and so that way if its something really important i.e message then I will log on. But yes FB is evil. Wedding blog sites, more evil.
Post # 10
@veganglam It’s true that if you “Deactivate” your FB account, then they save all your info and it is waiting for you to log back in. However, there is also another link, buried under like 5 pages of other crap, where you “Delete” your page. It deactivates your page for 2 weeks, and then on the 14th day, it completely wipes it out. I chose the latter, because it was like– go big or go home!
About 6 months ago I also took texting off my phone. At the time, it was because I couldnt afford to keep it, but now that I have lived without it so long, its awesome to see that I can live with less! Being single and 24, it seemed like texting was a crutch that guys used to contact you when they didnt have the balls to actually call. So I deleted it, and I have yet to miss it. I figure, if they really want to get ahold of me, they can just CALL ME. Duh.
@His Barista I deleted MySpace about 2 years ago when it got creepy….
@Magenta I’m gonna try to “Delete” myself off of Weddingbee next. My internet addiction is out of control.
Post # 11
Of course. I know lots and lots of people who are not even on facebook. I am not on facebook, I took myself off for similar reasons and my FI has never even been on that site. It is much more common than you think. I hate facebook!
Post # 12
@texaslawgirl: I didn’t realize you could actually delete the stupid thing. I figured when you deactivated it if you didn’t sign on for a certain amount of time they deleted it.
Post # 13
How do you delete it? I deactivated a year ago…
Post # 14
I wish I could delete mine! I am currently obcessed with it and I hate it lol. I constantly update it…oh and don’t get me started on farmville LOL.
Post # 15
Yes! It is scary. When you “deactivate” your page, they basically make your page dormant. When you log back in (2 weeks later, 2 months later, 2 years later) all of your info is right there waiting for you, like you never left. I can’t figure out how “deactivating” your page is any different than just not ever logging in again.
But if you want to make your page go away FOREVER (delete your pics, friends, profiles, etc) then you have to go to the “Delete my page” section, which is different than “DEACTIVATE” my page. They make it very hard and sneaky to delete your page.
Post # 16
I don’t go on facebook much anymore. I do like it as an easy way to keep in touch with people since there aren’t a lot that I talk to here. I am on here way more though!