Facebook Cleanse

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    Feb 17, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    Much like a colon cleanse, I'm ridding my life of Facebook. (for a couple months)
    I find myself checking the damn website every couple hours to see if anyone's commented on my shit.

    Anyone else?
    Or way ahead of me and already seeing the fall of FB?!


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    Feb 17, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    I am thinking about it. I don't think I check it too much, so that is not why (if anything, I am on RJ too much). But I am currently starting to look for jobs because I graduate in May and I literally have almost 1,500 pictures tagged of me on my Facebook and I would say that in at least 50% of them, I am hammered drunk (that's college for ya). So I feel like I need to deactivate the thing to make sure no employers are seeing my drunk ass pictures!
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    Feb 17, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    I am the opposite of a facebook junkie. I only check the updates maybe 2x a week, even with the damn app on my cell phone.
    My posts are usually "happy [holiday]," "happy birthday,"or "pics from my vacation."
    I only have facebook so I know what my friends and family are doing. I might post the occasional helpful reply, but I don't comment for the sake of commenting.
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    Feb 17, 2011 8:22 AM GMT
    I've deleted my FB a bunch of times. Currently I'm on Facebook anorexia. I have 7 friends currently on my FB. Nothing tastes as good as a skinny FB friends list feels!
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    Feb 17, 2011 10:02 AM GMT
    cold saidNo, Facebook is key for me to stay in touch with friends so that we can organise weekends etc.


    Agree ...it depends how one uses any application.....For me, great way to share pics of kids and family......or organise camping trips or movie nights....in our increasingly digitalised world. For a long time, I resisted cell phone but people expect to get you not only at home these past years.
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    Feb 17, 2011 10:25 AM GMT
    sncdeutsch saidMuch like a colon cleanse, I'm ridding my life of Facebook. (for a couple months)
    I find myself checking the damn website every couple hours to see if anyone's commented on my shit.

    Anyone else?
    Or way ahead of me and already seeing the fall of FB?!




    Babe, we all go through this stage. You get over it.
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    Feb 17, 2011 10:26 AM GMT
    I deleted my account a few years ago and recently joined again. To me it is just a necessary evil you might say icon_lol.gif

    I have a minimalistic pragmatic approach to Facebook. I can use it to stay in touch with friends/network with other judo people I know around the world. nothing more.

    I don't bother with games, apps, tagging people in photos or making/commenting on meaningless posts like
    "feeling tired, I don't want to go to work today"....
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    Feb 17, 2011 11:07 AM GMT
    Facebook is pretty much required because social networking is almost necessary for working in my industry.
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    Feb 17, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    KSUOWL saidI am thinking about it. I don't think I check it too much, so that is not why (if anything, I am on RJ too much). But I am currently starting to look for jobs because I graduate in May and I literally have almost 1,500 pictures tagged of me on my Facebook and I would say that in at least 50% of them, I am hammered drunk (that's college for ya). So I feel like I need to deactivate the thing to make sure no employers are seeing my drunk ass pictures!
    Turn up your security settings bro. I don't even have any photos of me drunk and I have it set to show my photos to friends only.
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    Feb 17, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    We'll see how long I last.
    I agree that it's nice to keep in touch with people you are acquainted with.. Not too close, but you know of them.
    I'd probably delete them after the college world is over anyways
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    Feb 17, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    Here's one great reason to restrict who posts or views your FB account.

    http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/national/12002842404465/police-using-facebook-to-catch-criminals/
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    Feb 17, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    Got rid of it MONTHS ago - best thing I could have done.
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    Feb 17, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    i'm not one to hide form technology; I've been "online" since 1995 and generally get into everything that goes with it, hell, I even use twitter, but I'm yet to sign up with FaceBook (or MySpace) ... the main reason is that all those crazy kids I went to school with and no longer see, well, I still don't want to see them.

    embrace your sans-FB time.
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    Feb 17, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    I joined only four months ago. hahaha. very late to the party.
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    Feb 17, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    sncdeutsch said
    Or way ahead of me and already seeing the fall of FB?!


    the fall of facebook? the social networking site that has begun playing key roles in subverting secrecy and organizing groups to combat corrupt governments? you can just NOT check it instead of letting its existence dominate your mind
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    Feb 17, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidI've deleted my FB a bunch of times. Currently I'm on Facebook anorexia. I have 7 friends currently on my FB. Nothing tastes as good as a skinny FB friends list feels!
    I've never just added people for the sake of adding them. My FB has never had more than 50 friends and when others ask to be friends...nah, if I don't personally know you, not going to happen. I mean really 300, 500, 1500 friends? I don't even know that many people! LOL Skinny is good, even on FB.
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    Feb 17, 2011 5:01 PM GMT
    cold said
    Ariodante saidI've deleted my FB a bunch of times. Currently I'm on Facebook anorexia. I have 7 friends currently on my FB. Nothing tastes as good as a skinny FB friends list feels!


    Don't lie to me.

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    Feb 17, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
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    KSUOWL saidI am thinking about it. I don't think I check it too much, so that is not why (if anything, I am on RJ too much). But I am currently starting to look for jobs because I graduate in May and I literally have almost 1,500 pictures tagged of me on my Facebook and I would say that in at least 50% of them, I am hammered drunk (that's college for ya). So I feel like I need to deactivate the thing to make sure no employers are seeing my drunk ass pictures!
    Turn up your security settings bro. I don't even have any photos of me drunk and I have it set to show my photos to friends only.


    I have it so no one can see my tagged pictures, but apparently that doesn't make a difference. I took an HR Management class last semester and we learned about this software that companies buy that bypasses all those security settings and lets them look at anyone and anything they want on Facebook. A girl in my class worked HR for Build-a-bear and she confirmed that even her company had that software.
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    Feb 17, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    Here's a possible tip: Change your password to something so long and ungainly that you have to look it up every time you want to log on. It's usually not worth it.

    I look at facebook two or three times a month to see what distant friends and relatives have been up to. Usually after reading the Sunday papers. Almost never post anything there myself.



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    Feb 17, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
    judoguy saidI deleted my account a few years ago and recently joined again. To me it is just a necessary evil you might say icon_lol.gif

    I have a minimalistic pragmatic approach to Facebook. I can use it to stay in touch with friends/network with other judo people I know around the world. nothing more.

    I don't bother with games, apps, tagging people in photos or making/commenting on meaningless posts like
    "feeling tired, I don't want to go to work today"....


    Of all the websites on the internet this is one of the most lame places. When you think about it Facebook is bloody everywhere. Like and unlike drives me mental. Starting as a social network to keep in touch with friends and family was a great idea but it has become now so bloated. Under account privacy I have basically turned off almost everything that annoys me. Why would anyone need to get an email from Facebook to know that John Doe is not feeling so good today. The Apps are a total waste of time for me but others enjoy them I guess. I have 50 or so friends and I go there to see what's new with them. I rarely use chat...I have skype for that. Basically Facebook is a useless piece of crap that if you are not careful can make you miserable and lazy I think. Our computers have made us less personable but sites like Facebook will make it obselete.
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    Feb 17, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    I deleted my profile over a year ago. and I do not miss it... especially now that advertisers have been given more power and influence.

    Plus I don't have 20 people asking me everyday to join "Farmville."
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    Feb 17, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    KSUOWL said
    AndrewDavidAlexander said
    KSUOWL saidI am thinking about it. I don't think I check it too much, so that is not why (if anything, I am on RJ too much). But I am currently starting to look for jobs because I graduate in May and I literally have almost 1,500 pictures tagged of me on my Facebook and I would say that in at least 50% of them, I am hammered drunk (that's college for ya). So I feel like I need to deactivate the thing to make sure no employers are seeing my drunk ass pictures!
    Turn up your security settings bro. I don't even have any photos of me drunk and I have it set to show my photos to friends only.


    I have it so no one can see my tagged pictures, but apparently that doesn't make a difference. I took an HR Management class last semester and we learned about this software that companies buy that bypasses all those security settings and lets them look at anyone and anything they want on Facebook. A girl in my class worked HR for Build-a-bear and she confirmed that even her company had that software.
    Weird. I'm taking information systems this semester and my prof said that they only check your profile to see what you look like.
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    Feb 17, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    I post my art and photography on my FB, and i meet other people interested in the same genre, so its quite necessary for me.
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    Feb 17, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    MMm first coffee of the day... zzzzz
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    Feb 17, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    Never been on FB and never will.