I don’t like Facebook anymore

posted 1 year ago in Entertainment
Post # 16
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712 posts
Busy bee

I deleted the app on my phone. There’s nothing redeeming about Facebook:

1. It monetizes my personal data, and I don’t benefit from it in any way.

2. It’s a massive time sink.

3. It’s associated with large increases in depression rates, because people curate their content to a degree where their content doesn’t resemble reality anymore.

4. Ads.

5. Fake news. Facebook claims they will flag fake news and try to bury it, why wouldn’t they just delete known fake content outright? 

Post # 17
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7435 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just unfollow those that I find annoying and when someone adds me to a group to try to sell me something, I immediately leave the group. I also go through and remove people that I quite frankly just don’t care to see updates from (people I friended during college and high school that I haven’t talked to some). If you haven’t already unfollwed or snoozed people, I highly recommend it.

I enjoy using the events tab to find local activities and am active in a couple of local groups to stay on top of some of the political stuff going on in our city. I put up my own posts maybe once a month. I don’t see myself giving it up anytime soon.

Post # 18
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734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I have seriously contemplated getting rid of it as well. My fiance and I joke that it’s become a social media for baby boomers. The only people that still post are my older relatives that are obsessed with “checking-in” anytime they go ANYWHERE (like…why…) or people from my high school who still air everything on it. I like the news updates, but the comment sections just make me sick. The only thing I get out of it are seeing what my distant family is up to, but I’m wondering if that’s worth it anymore. The whole platform just seems…sad.

Post # 19
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5560 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

CloverBells :  

Ugh the comments section… the first comment under every comment “zomg you’re an idiot blah blah blah” it’s so gross

Post # 20
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201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I completely deleted my FB after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. I don’t trust what they use the information for.

Post # 21
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734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

Sansa85 :  Yes! Or the worst: “who cares”. Like…why…why did you comment if…UGH! It gets under my skin more than I care to admit. Honestly these days my go-tos are: YouTube, Reddit, and the Weddingbee. Though Twitter and Instagram are growing on me too!

Post # 23
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9946 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Then delete it. Thank me for my problem solving skills later. 

Post # 24
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3536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

trackwise :  it’s all ads and babies. I basically never look at it anymore. 

Post # 25
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283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I stopped liking Facebook when it opened up to everyone and stopped being college-exclusive.  I keep it around because it’s good for getting/staying in contact with people and basically being a virtual Rolodex, and because event planning is nice. Also my account is ancient (’05).  Otherwise I don’t interact with it.  I find it painfully boring and insipid.

I don’t do any other social media either.  There a a few old school forums where I lurk/post and that’s it.  People posting what they really think under alias is way more interesting that people putting up these cheesy happy facades of themselves and their opinions under their real names.

Post # 26
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1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

trackwise :  I was done with fb almost 6 years ago.

To much drama B’s it’s very imature IMO 

Just bragging ad spying on ppl it’s stupid

Post # 27
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353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I’m really not liking it any more either. I miss the days where people posted photos of all their food, made vauge rant statuses or posts about their day-to-day lives, and played poke wars. It was entertaining and added to the human aspect of social media. Now it’s just a bunch of adds, people sharing stupid links or bitching about politics. 

Post # 28
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712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I do not use Facebook and I do not miss it. Facebook was always filled with lots of drama and I don’t like that anyone can look up my information. Instead I use Instagram I have an account for my dogs and follow other dogs and some beauty line stuff. So for the most part my feed is happy and no drama. 

Post # 29
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

kiram :  I wonder if more of us had ad blockers if we’d like it more. I think I would! What one do you use?

Post # 30
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1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I don’t think anyone really LOVES Facebook. 

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