Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year: No More Facebook

I have contemplated quitting Facebook for a little while.  I find that it has become a completely impersonal way to look into other's lives.  I can be nosy and see what they are up to without actually talking to them.  I also saw my estranged mother on there one day.  I immediately blocked her from everything so she can't even search for me but I still felt that my privacy was invaded. 

I saw a post on Facebook today to live your 2012 according to your priorities and not your habits.  I thought about it and deactivated my Facebook account.  I would not say that Facebook enriches my life at all.  It is a huge time waster and something that really annoys Y. 

If I change my mind, I can reactivate my account and everything will be the same. 

Have you ever thought about quitting Facebook?  Are you addicted?  Does it add anything to your life?

10 comments:

  1. I have thought about doing it so many times. In the end I decided that I really enjoyed seeing photos from some friends lives that don't live near me. I deleted most of the my contacts (some I wouldn't called friends at all anyway) and only left a few. I find it much more enjoyable now. I hid my profile so no one can really find me and I don't use my full name. I also blocked people from writing on my wall so that way they have to send me a message to say something. And I only update my status for big things that I want to share. There is one person on there that I love dearly and that drives me crazy at the same time but she's family and I love seeing photos of her children. I haven't see them in person for about 3 years or so.

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  2. I have one a FB account, but only get on it about once every few weeks. I don't really use it, but I think that eventually I will delete a bunch of people that found me the next day I opened the account. I have already filtered out their messages and don't really mind to keep in touch with them... I too find it to be too impersonal, so if I need to talk to someone or vice versa, there are preferable ways.

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  3. I DID THE SAME THING THIS MORNING! Like you, it's just a temporary suspension, but it's a HUGE (frighteningly so) time suck for me, so I decided just to cut myself off cold turkey. I'd blocked my ex - for my sake more than his - but don't want to cut it out completely because most of my friends are not local and I like getting little updates with what they're doing, etc. I'm giving myself a month away from it, during which time I hope the "addiction" part of it will wane considerably. I have far more important things to do with my time and need to start doing them.

    Congrats and Happy New Year! :)

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  4. I don't have a facebook only because it seemed like all of my friends were spending so much time on it. People look at me strange when I say I dont have one..but I am ok with that

    Have a wonderful New Year

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  5. I've thought about quitting, but I hardly get on it anymore.

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  6. Amazing. I deleted mine today as well(I may post about it later), I didn't deactivate it, I totally deleted it, it is in deactivation mode for 14 days.

    Happy New Year ND Chic.

    Almost a year I have known you now and it has been awesome ever since that first day.

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  7. I use my facebook to keep in touch with family in Wisconsin and California. At least that is what I keep telling myself.

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  8. it totally doesn't add anything to my life - I really get on there to see my family that is far away & see the photos - I have been deleting people that don't matter to me ~ like once a week when I am on, I will look at my friends and delete a few... :)

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  9. I've thought about dropping it simply because it's such a time suck, but since my friends and family are 12,000 miles away sometimes it's the only way we can connect. What I have been doing is avoiding the FB games, which saves me a huge amount of time that was previously unproductive. I probably won't quit it completely, but I may decide to use a tool like Facebook Limiter to keep my time on Facebook to a minimum.

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  10. I have been thinking about this all week. I only have my family and close friends but the more I think about it the more I want to deactivate it. I would really only keep it to stay in touch with family especially in other countries and states. But it gets bothersome when people want to add me and tag me, etc. I'm still thinking about it!

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