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Old 10-25-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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But this isn't the way the cool millennial kids actually operate. I've managed to quasi-befriend a couple a work. They ruthlessly make fun of another co-worker for his "SJW" style posts to social media. They wouldn't get any dirt for backstabbing if they unfollowed him. As posted above: "Because the generations of today no longer have the same social skills that we had growing up, they find it harder to relate to each other and this turns into a sort of Trolling skill that causes them to self preserve."

I don't really think that proves your point, chiefly because people like that have always existed. They are certainly not unique or even more pronounced in the social media era.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:12 PM
 
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You only get out of it what you put into it.
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:59 PM
 
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My wife and I both decided one day to delete Facebook. It was to where OUR OWN FAMILY was not happy with our lives and started mess and drama just because we were having a great time with each other. They just couldn't handle us being happy, traveling to places...LIVING OUR LIFE. They were, of course, miserable and tried to start trouble any way they could. "Oh so you can afford a vacation to (?) and can't afford to help me pay my bills?" Etc. etc... Nope, you have a job, not my problem that you have people living with you, bumming a place to stay, stealing your money and food. They didn't like that the truth was a hard, bitter pill to swallow.

Eventually, cut ties completely to my side of the family. Saying things like my wife was keeping me from having any relationship with them. Nope. Try again. Your actions caused this, we didn't want any drama or grief to be lowered to their miserable, jealous lives.

And legend has it to this day, that my wife and I are still completely happy and in love with each other. Done away with the poisons of Facebook and other social media crap. Going on 10 years of happy marriage!

Oh...City Data you might ask? I use it to read about places we're looking into to relocate to. Plus I like reading and writing to you guys!
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:05 AM
Status: "Independent/free" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: Land of the Caddo and Tonkawa
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Most of them started out as sensible websites (even Facebook). But like many areas of culture in the US, over time they degraded into soapboxes for politics and personal vanity.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Wasn't the real-name policy that many SM websites went to supposed to increase civility????

Gack, I do not think it helped at all. Viewing FB posts at places like HuffingtonPost, just vile nastiness.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I don't think it's healthy.

I've had a good deal of stress in my personal life over the past year. My girlfriend has had a lot of health issues. I've had a legal issue. My job feels up in the air. I want to move, but the job search is going slower than I anticipated.

People tend to curate what they post on social media. Things are generally better off than they appear to be. Most everyone I know publishes only upbeat stuff. It's easy to feel down on yourself when you're seeing everyone else's airbrushed "reality."
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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There are too many self serving generalizations for my taste on this thread.

I do use FB to keep in contact with friends and family. You are free to NOT use FB or any other social media. I am free to do so.

You canít possibly know everything about the majority of social media users. There is no need to assume superiority over them. You are free to choose, as they are.
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:23 PM
 
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There are too many self serving generalizations for my taste on this thread.

I do use FB to keep in contact with friends and family. You are free to NOT use FB or any other social media. I am free to do so.

You canít possibly know everything about the majority of social media users. There is no need to assume superiority over them. You are free to choose, as they are.

Bingo. The smugness is pretty obvious.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I have no interest in social media. I'm old fashioned. If I want to communicate with someone, I'll call or send them a letter or email or text. No need to broadcast myself.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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Yes it is. Big time.
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