(Closed) Has anyone else "unplugged" from social media?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

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ohmylanta13:  Good on you! 

I constantly have second thoughts about deleting my FB, but amongst my friendship groups and families there are a few group message chats that I like to be involved in. I almost never post and rarely even scroll through my feed.

 

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I honestly hate facebook. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog specifically for family and friends who don’t live near me to be able to see what I’m up to. It woukd be so much easier to do that and get rid of facebook. Idk if anyone would actually read it though, lol.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a FB hiatus for just over two months at the start of the year. I was too involved and got quite riled up everytime people would post uneducated and ignorant propaganda without ever doing proper research or using independant thought. 

I am back ‘on’ now, but deleted 50% of my ‘friends’, block comments when I don’t like them, and only look at the site once a day. I rarely post myself. It is a fantastic tool in terms of keeping in touch with old friends and loved ones far away, but these days I am much more likely to just pick up the phone if I really want to engage with someone.

I am very sad to hear of the experience you had OP. Crazy exes. *shakes head.*

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Weddingbee is my only social media. Canceled facebook 5 years ago and never did myspace or twitter. What goes online stays online forever. I don’t need something on a silly facebook page to come back to haunt me years down the road. Just one tagged drunken Bachlorette party pic can show up on a background check and sacrifice a future job. Not worth it.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper

Yes I deleted my FB account and I;m happy to have  done so. Wasn’t any particular bad experience  but it got to be really a tedious chore-like thing rather than fun. Too many unimportant things and ads and things you just  don’t need to  know about  ……………

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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ohmylanta13:  Wow I’m so sorry to hear that happened! Clearly, like you made the right choice in going unplugged.

For me, I still have my facebook but use the block feature pretty heavily and no longer use my real name. I posted one engagement photo and immediately had a private facebook message from my estranged father asking about the wedding and when he should get his flight. I had a breakdown but ultimately decided I wasn’t going to let one asshole ruin the way I want to share my joy. If I get any more messages, however, I’ll probably go delete facebook altogether.

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