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Old 10-26-2018, 07:07 AM
 
Location: NJ
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But you're going to miss events & updates. My family reunion.. Without being on FB, if you were in my family, you would have no idea about it.

It's just so hard staying out of the loop in my opinion. It's like living in Antartica.
Send emails, phone calls or do a google site or blog like I originally said for those not on FB
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:04 AM
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Location: Texas
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I have a Facebook account but I rarely go on it. You are not missing anything. People posting what they cooking for dinner, or eating for dinner. Silly mess nobody cares about. I would rather live my life than waste it posting on Facebook.
But it's obvious you waste a lot of time reading other people's posts on Facebook.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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Am I the last person in America without a Facebook account? Who doesn't follow anyone on Twitter?

I have a LinkedIn account and was active in it for a while, but there's little to gain from it, since I work totally behind the scenes in my job, in a very specialized area. I have no desire to reconnect from people I went to high school with, nor any of my exes. I'm pretty shy as well, and most social situations tire me out.

That's me. Anybody else?

I have never been on FB nor Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, What'sApp despite family and friends asking me to.


The only social media I venture in is here and another forum, that will remain nameless, the latter unfortunately has been taken over by trolls and sexbots.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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Send emails, phone calls or do a google site or blog like I originally said for those not on FB

I know but but what Iím saying is I look at you as kinda funny and isolated from the world
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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I know but but what Iím saying is I look at you as kinda funny and isolated from the world
But it keeps you and others isolated in their world.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:58 PM
 
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Thumbs down nope...

I don't. Posted one review for a restaurant on Yelp, next day I had 37 responses to it on FB.
Cancelled my acct and ain't goin' back. Too invasive for my liking.
Koale
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:12 PM
 
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The only social media I use is Facebook, but I never post on it, and I don't follow the newsfeed at all. I use Facebook for four things: To see what certain distant family members are doing (I have FB set to give me notifications me when they make a post); to message family members, which is the only way my distant family communicates; to check posts from my neighborhood group about local stuff like lost pets, crime, bears, accidents; and to check my jewelry group for interesting objects they've made.

My sister refuses to have a Facebook page at all, and she misses out on all family stuff that I know about because I saw it on Facebook, like new babies in the family, who has graduated, who has gotten married, even who has died. She misses it all, even what her own grandkids are doing, so I keep her updated with what I see on Facebook. She asks me regularly what they're all doing, and I wish she'd join Facebook so she could communicate with them all herself. From their point of view, she doesn't even exist because she isn't on Facebook; she doesn't interact with them, and they don't interact with her because she isn't there.

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Old 10-27-2018, 04:49 PM
 
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I got off FB two years ago after joining in 2009. The constant personal dramas and the political echo chamber became very unpalatable to me after awhile. When I left, I announced it a week ahead of time to give everyone a chance to find out and to PM for my email address if they wanted it. I do travel to some very interesting, less-traveled placed, and many of my friends were sorry to see me go as they really enjoyed my trip photos, but the only ones who have kept in touch with me since I left were the ones who were close friends BEFORE FB.

However, I recently rejoined, but with a different email address and a fake name. I don't have any friends, nor do I want any. None of my friends or even my son knows I'm on there. The reason I got back on was that there are number of horse and horse racing-related sites that actually post a lot of interesting things on FB that aren't available on their static websites, and the stable where I ride posts info on there that I can't get any other way since they don't maintain and email list. I've found it very useful for these purposes.

FB keeps wanting me to provide my phone number for a backup in case I can't log in, but I refuse. Their privacy issues are a serious concern, one that I don't think enough users take seriously enough. So, FB doesn't know anything about me except for an email address I made only to join it, and don't use for anything else.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:33 PM
 
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Don't have a FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc. account. Not likely to get one any time soon. I am too busy to care about what other people are doing, and I don't want people nosying around my life, either. City-data is one of the few places where I post anything, and that tends to occur irregularly, depending on how much time I have. I stay far away from places like Reddit.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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I do not use any social media and have no desire to start.
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