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Old 03-10-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Columbia MO
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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?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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Default You're not alone

You are not alone. I don't use either.

I don't use Facebook because at my last job you had grown people (we're talking 30's and 40's ) getting mad because someone didn't "friend" them.

I think it's one of the best decisions i made because at my new job folks will rag on people. They talk about peoples spouses and kids like they're supermodels or something.

I love people like i love a root canal sometimes.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Aside from a couple of dating sites (and this one lol), no, I don't use social media. I've once had Myspace and deleted that profile because I actually wanted to hang out with some "friends" from my old high school. Never had a reply. It was then that I realized that social media was mainly for attention and people based their own worth on how many "friends" they had.

I also don't understand why people put all their information on Facebook. Heard of some people being fired from their jobs for saying stupid things.

Twitter is a narcissist's paradise.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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I actually only have a facebook account and I just got it back in December after deleting it 2-3 years ago. It's not a big deal, really. You're not really missing anything.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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I have a FB account. I had it for a month or so, then "deleted" it. Then went back on to find someone, but couldn't. I get so much garbage on FB and it is such a huge waste of time. There is someone there that keeps putting up posters with pictures of ugly dogs doing stupid stuff or with sayings about loving her husband. Okay, we get the idea. It's almost as if she's trying to convince everyone so that she can believe it herself.

I also have my membership here. That's it. If I'm not here, I'm looking for work or doing something away from the computer.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I DO have a FB & Twitter account, but I very, very rarely post on them. I may sometimes just go to them (FB, not really Twitter) to see what other people are up to. I only have like 29 FB friends...only 19 of them I know personally. Honestly, if my accounts were wiped out right now, I definitely wouldn't be crying about it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I have a twitter account but have never used it. I got it because when I registered for Pinterest (used to collect images for a big remodeling project) you had to have twitter or facebook. Figured twitter was the less invasive of the two!

I'm just not interested in sharing the minutiae of life with my 900 closest friends...
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Nope, I don't care to play games with another grown adult, Nope I don't care what you and your cousin did the night before (or ever), Nope I don't want to reconnect with someone that I did not like before, Nope I don't want to be your friend and talk online I have a telephone for that, Nope, I don't want to be bombarded with advertisments from companies that I don't (and never will) patronage anyway And finally Nope because it does not benefit me in the long run since nothing of any real importance is ever conveyed by the people who are the most eager to befriend you.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:27 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?
Yet, you're here. Cop all the excuses of how it's different from other social media if you like, but it's still a social site and you're here.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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