When did you delete Facebook?

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    Oct 27, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    I think it's obvious that the time of Facebook is starting to come to an end. I've personally witnessed an increasing amount of people deleting Facebook accounts for various reasons: drama, pointless, don't want their life on display. The list goes on.

    Hence my question: for the folks who have rid themselves of Facebook, when did you decide to deactivate your account?

    People still have: plan to? Want to? You know the drill.

    I deleted my Facebook this past October 25th. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 27, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    NEVER!!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • tazzari

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    Oct 27, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    About a month after I gave it a try. It was absorbing too much time, most of what got posted was trivial, and there are other ways to communicate more, better, and in more depth.
  • kevmoran

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    Oct 27, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    I find that almost no one deletes their Facebook with good reason, they just want to be dramatic for attention.
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    Oct 27, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    kevmoran saidI find that almost no one deletes their Facebook with good reason, they just want to be dramatic for attention.


    Especially the people who post a status right before they do it. As if they need to announce it to the world. . .
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    Oct 27, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    Facebook is a good thing to have if you're looking for a job.

    I haven't posted anything for entertainment since february although I still check regularly for PMs and adding people. I won't delete mine even if I don't use it.

    My cousin did the deleting drama 3 times now. Deleted twice and created another account a week later after each time.
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    Oct 27, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    From what I've noticed, a lot of people aren't deleting FB. They've developed some self control and are spending less time on it. They're only using it to send messages (substitute for email) or organize meet-ups or share family pics. The whole status update and telling everyone every minute details of your like are passe. Well, for the older folks at least.
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    Oct 28, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    Even if you deleted your Facebook profile, it doesn't mean, your data is fully deleted. It's still saved in the server. That's what I heard. I don't have a Facebook account.

    I'm asking myself, should I create an account. Most of my relatives, friends and colleagues are on FB and asking me, why I'm still not a member. I think, I didn't miss something on this site.

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    Oct 28, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    I don't know anybody who's deleted their facebook.
  • Webster666

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    Oct 28, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    I haven't deleted Facebook, but I'm mighty disgusted that they're allowing ADVERTISERS to post, in the main body, as if they were Facebook members.
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    Oct 28, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    The only reason I have an account is to stay connected to old high school friends. I barely use it otherwise. I rarely ever delete accounts, so I don't know if I'll ever delete it.
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    Oct 28, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    Delete in FB terms, means "temporary disabled", cause you can always go back once you log in again. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 28, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    JR_RJ saidDelete in FB terms, means "temporary disabled", cause you can always go back once you log in again. icon_wink.gif


    yup that's right, FB can never be deleted... just like skype
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    Oct 28, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    I don't see why I'd ever delete Facebook. I use it to keep in touch with family and friends.
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    Oct 28, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    Slim2010 said
    kevmoran saidI find that almost no one deletes their Facebook with good reason, they just want to be dramatic for attention.


    Especially the people who post a status right before they do it. As if they need to announce it to the world. . .


    couldn't agree more !!
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 28, 2012 6:01 AM GMT
    I just block everyone, except a few from seeing my time line, and then the others only see stuff I want them to see when I do a share public on an entry
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:08 AM GMT
    3 years ago now? I just never fell in love with it and kind of find it disgusting how obsessed people are with it.

    I've been doing fine without it...life goes on. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    As soon as my mom added me as a friend lol
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    I still have one
  • hallyhallo

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    Oct 28, 2012 7:47 AM GMT
    still have mine but rarely use it.
  • tautomer

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    Oct 28, 2012 7:54 AM GMT
    xrichx saidFrom what I've noticed, a lot of people aren't deleting FB. They've developed some self control and are spending less time on it. They're only using it to send messages (substitute for email) or organize meet-ups or share family pics. The whole status update and telling everyone every minute details of your like are passe. Well, for the older folks at least.


    This. Over the years, I have only seen a dozen or less of my friends (that I am aware of) ditch facebook. Of those, most weren't into it much to begin with.

    I have loved socializing online since I was little, and as such I love facebook. I make it into what I want it to be, and get a good amount of enjoyment from it.

    You also have to remember that I am from a younger generation (I'm 23). Social networking became popular while I was in high school, so those around my age like it and stay on it.

    I don't think facebook is going to go anywhere anytime soon. The only way it will go away is if something better comes along. Remember Myspace? It did not fade until facebook showed up.
  • drypin

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    Oct 28, 2012 8:27 AM GMT
    I came very close once. Instead, I merely purged my friend list and started over. Living abroad, I find it's a great way to hear/read what's going on with my huuuuuuuuge family and with my friends in the States.

    And I love seeing the photos they post - along with the jokes and stuff.

    There is always something new posted on it and since everyone on my friend list is an actual friend or family member, there ain't too much irrelevance.

    I check it daily. I might post a couple of times a month. It takes up about as much time as RJ, which I enjoy for the tips and the humor, but which tends to be incredibly pubescent in the choice of forum topics (not referring to this one).
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    Oct 28, 2012 8:35 AM GMT
    To be fair, Facebook put me in touch with people I may never have ever seen or heard from again otherwise.

    That's a good thing in most instances.

    Also enabled me to discover that many of my school "friends" (acquaintances in grown up terms, but everyone's closer in an environment like that) aren't as against my lifestyle as I thought they would be which is cool.
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    Oct 28, 2012 8:57 AM GMT
    I haven't deleted my Facebook yet.
    I use it to share pictures with friends/message people/go through the saddening News Feed when I'm bored/post a humorous status once in a while. Plus anything and everything relevant in my college has a Facebook page to keep people up to date with information on events and such.
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    Oct 28, 2012 9:44 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidAbout 6 months ago "timeline" got foisted on me....that was the last straw. 5 years ago, all my friends were on FB. Within the last year and a half, post dried up....even though I had more "friends", they just weren't using it. It had descended into a marketing gimmick for businesses I "liked" to pester me with weekly/daily advertising. Considering all the security issues of late, the fact that they'll sell your data to anyone, and even the "big brother" aspect of using a "carnivore" type piece of software to seek out mentions illegal activity (like smoking pot) and reporting that to the police, it became a no-brainer to delete it. I recovered all my data, made my account dormant, and then did the mail-in request to have the account fully purged within 2 weeks.

    No regrets....I don't miss it a bit.


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