(Closed) What do YOU use Facebook for?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I use it mostly to keep in touch with people that don’t live near me or that I don’t see on a regular basis. I use to have hundreds of facebook friends from high school and college that I never ever talked to so I recently went through and cleaned out my friends list. I am left with the 75 or so people that actually mean something to me! 

Post # 4
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5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I mainly use it to easily keep in touch with friends and family that I don’t see often. I sometimes post my progress on my DIY shoes, sometimes funny statuses, mostly pictures of my cats.

I think those who are annoyed by statuses aren’t usually as annoyed about the content as they are about the frequency, or at least is the case for me.

Post # 5
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5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I rarely ever post.  When I do it’s usually about something out of the ordinary.  Like if something amazing has happened in my life or I went somewhere I loved or had something funny/ironic/crazy happen to me.  Sometimes I’ll post to get people’s opinion on something.

I’m SO annoyed by the overposters.  People who post every thing they do, everywhere they go and every thought that pops into their head.  They treat it like a personal diary.  I’m also annoyed by people who constantly post about the same thing over and over, be it dog pictures, wedding updates, praises to their spouse, etc.  I block those people from my news feed.

Post # 6
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2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use it for funny links, news articles, and major updates about my life (grad school progress or trips we are planning, etc).

Agree with a PP that what annoys me is typically not content, but the ridiculous frequency of oversharers. Especially if it’s something I think should be private (between couples, or close friends, not public knowledge). 

Oh, and political updates annoy me every. Single. Time.

Post # 7
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t post much at all, I mostly use it to keep in touch with my two best friends who live far away from me Cry. We talk on the phone too but with facebook I can see pictures and such. Hmmmmm other than that not much……..

Post # 10
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630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I could say I do it to keep in touch with people and to stay updated on other’s lives, which is true, but…

I am a FB stalker.

Post # 11
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5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@DeadlyNightshade:  no i wouldn’t say that.  I comment on my friends’ posts that I think are interesting.  I share photos with friends and family.  I stay in touch with family and friends that I don’t get to see often or who live abroad.  I keep up with groups I’m interested in.  I would say I’m active on Facebook.  I just think few events or thoughts actually merit a status update because most things people post, no one else cares about.  Like the fact your Tom is having steak for dinner or the fact that Jill has the bestest husband in the whole wide world, etc etc.

Post # 13
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9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I use it to share and see media like pics and videos, songs. I use it to stay in touch with my extensive out of state family and friends. That’s about it. No games, no photos of me in the bathroom making a duck face.

Also my in laws and many others get updates on our daughter when new stuff is happening with school or her treatment.

Post # 14
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1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I keep up with my extended family (mainly cousins who are in state, out of state and a couple out of the country) and a few friends on facebook, otherwise I’m all about the games lately lol a good way to keep myself distracted when I need it! (My Grandmother who is 91 has been in and out of the hospital since the week before Christmas)

Post # 15
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5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Stalking people from HS/College, keeping in touch with friends/family who live far away, good source for amusing stories/videos and lately grad school stuff (my school has pages for each class where people ask questions/announce events). I don’t post too often, maybe 1-3x a month.

Post # 16
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3360 posts
Sugar bee

Mostly to stay in touch with my dear friends in California ๐Ÿ™‚ I live in Canada so they feel so very far away… Well they are ! ahha I love being able to stay in touch easily and see pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ I also live about 6h away from most of my family so seeing pictures of them is always a bonus! I get to see my little niece grow up ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I also use it for school purposes, we have a group for my program and it makes it easy to share information and project ideas and all that ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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