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2012-08-23 08:21:02 PM
Well, it could have something to do with the fact that Facebook is becoming more of a pain in the ass to use every month as they change the interface for no discernible reason and add and remove features on a whim.
 
2012-08-23 08:22:56 PM
Facebook is over. Here's why.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/08/02/new-facebook-tool-may-turn-fri e nds-into-enemies-for-democratic-cause/
 
2012-08-23 08:23:54 PM
No, I think a lot of people just quit Facebook because they were farking retards on it and then they quit while shouting "OMG I just can't take this Facebook drama, it's ruining my life!" But it was more to do with the fact their whole life is that kind of shiat.
 
2012-08-23 08:27:20 PM
I just found Facebook to be useless. Out of the few hundred "friends" I have, I talk to maybe 4 or 5 regularly and I use texting to do that. The rest were just holdovers from previous jobs or school stuff. I'd say 90%+ were people I haven't seen in years and just don't care to talk to. It's not the individual content type that bothered me per se: pictures of vacations, parties, sporting events, baby pictures (though I do HATE baby pictures). It was just that all that stuff was coming from people I just don't care about and don't care about me. So I deactivated my account about 2 weeks ago and haven't even really thought about it until reading this article.
 
2012-08-23 08:28:32 PM
Share if you agree. I bet 99% of you won't
 
2012-08-23 08:30:21 PM
devilsworkshop.org

People stopped caring about your make-belief farm!

/
 
2012-08-23 08:30:34 PM
I only have two friends on facebook, my wife and my daughter and I've forgotten the password. Problem solved.
 
2012-08-23 08:33:44 PM
Somebody actually gives a shiat that Facebook reminds them about birthdays?
 
2012-08-23 08:35:01 PM
I like how they went through the trouble of blacking out the faces on the first photo but then couldn't be bothered two inches further down.
 
2012-08-23 08:36:14 PM
I forgot I'm on a real forum so I actually have to type & lt;3 to get <3
 
2012-08-23 08:37:50 PM
I tried posting projects that I was completing, like building a sheet-metal toolbox from raw sheet metal. Not a single comment or like.

"Ugh, today sucks!" - 45 likes and over 100 comments. That was my last straw, walked away 2 years ago, never regretted it.

/end CSB
 
2012-08-23 08:44:52 PM

shotglasss: Facebook is over. Here's why.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/08/02/new-facebook-tool-may-turn-fri e nds-into-enemies-for-democratic-cause/



Facebook isn't over. Yet. But has anyone else noticed a trend of more and more of their Facebook friends not using their real names and not providing any real info? I've taken that as one of the first signs of Facebook's demise.

But Facebook won't die completely until something comes along to replace it. People love being able to interact with each other online, and right now Facebook seems to be doing the best job of that, as far as most people are concerned. I was really hoping Google+ would take over, but it just doesn't do anything that Facebook doesn't do, so there's no reason for people to switch.

Still, inevitably I think something will come along that does something that people want that Facebook doesn't do (I don't know what), and that'll be the last straw. You'll see a massive Facebook exodus similar to the MySpace exodus.

That's my thought, anyway.
 
2012-08-23 08:47:12 PM

ajgeek: I tried posting projects that I was completing, like building a sheet-metal toolbox from raw sheet metal. Not a single comment or like.

"Ugh, today sucks!" - 45 likes and over 100 comments. That was my last straw, walked away 2 years ago, never regretted it.

/end CSB


I posted pics of my own portal pumpkins that took me a couple hours and got one like. I need nerdier friends I guess.

I asked all of my central pa friends to stop posting their idolization of JoePa a month ago which is something I thought should go without sayig. That got 20 likes and no comments.

/CSB
 
2012-08-23 08:51:22 PM

taurusowner: I just found Facebook to be useless. Out of the few hundred "friends" I have, I talk to maybe 4 or 5 regularly and I use texting to do that. The rest were just holdovers from previous jobs or school stuff. I'd say 90%+ were people I haven't seen in years and just don't care to talk to. It's not the individual content type that bothered me per se: pictures of vacations, parties, sporting events, baby pictures (though I do HATE baby pictures). It was just that all that stuff was coming from people I just don't care about and don't care about me. So I deactivated my account about 2 weeks ago and haven't even really thought about it until reading this article.


You had a "few hundred" friends? Wow. I *work* on Facebook apps for a living (don't hit me), and even though I've "friended" everyone at work so we can test sending each other msgs/notifications, I don't really have all that many...

For all of my "real" friends and family, I *love* the baby pics. I guess it's just where I and the rest of my social circle are in life. Having families and so on...

But I'm not arguing with you on your decision to quit. No one should feel compelled to keep up with any activity that they don't enjoy.
 
2012-08-23 08:54:03 PM
I just hate being asked to Like:

Arizona just executed retarded man, age 34
Tornado strikes Kansas, 26 people killed
Unemployment higher than last month
 
2012-08-23 08:54:47 PM
At least one of those gripes is a facebook default
 
2012-08-23 08:58:26 PM

StopLurkListen: You had a "few hundred" friends?


My best friend is one of those types, and she said she only has that many "friends" because of the games.
 
2012-08-23 09:02:00 PM
I have a friend who sometimes posts pictures of his food to Facebook. I'm gonna have to show him this article.
 
2012-08-23 09:02:17 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: StopLurkListen: You had a "few hundred" friends?

My best friend is one of those types, and she said she only has that many "friends" because of the games.


I have around four hundred, but thats because it took off my Freshman year of college. It was great for memorizing names with faces. I've only sent about 3 friend invites in my life, but for some reason others felt the need to follow up every conversation with a friend invite...mainly girls.
 
2012-08-23 09:03:32 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: StopLurkListen: You had a "few hundred" friends?

My best friend is one of those types, and she said she only has that many "friends" because of the games.


Just remember, it's against Facebook policy to have more than one account. One for your real friends and family, and one to spam news feeds and to connect with random strangers so you can get your cow clicked on.
 
2012-08-23 09:04:08 PM

FlameDuck: I only have two friends on facebook, my wife and my daughter and I've forgotten the password. Problem solved.


I don't have and never will have a Facebook account. I'm better than you

NA NA NA NA NAAHHHHHHHH
 
2012-08-23 09:06:25 PM

thecpt: The My Little Pony Killer: StopLurkListen: You had a "few hundred" friends?

My best friend is one of those types, and she said she only has that many "friends" because of the games.

I have around four hundred, but thats because it took off my Freshman year of college. It was great for memorizing names with faces. I've only sent about 3 friend invites in my life, but for some reason others felt the need to follow up every conversation with a friend invite...mainly girls.


College was the point of Facebook when it first came out though. It seems like it would have been a great tool for getting to know the people you'll be attending classes with and keeping up with classwork and family if your college is out of town. And then they decided to open registration to everyone and their dog. And sometimes their toddlers.

/fark people who make accounts for their kids
 
2012-08-23 09:08:31 PM

thecpt: The My Little Pony Killer: StopLurkListen: You had a "few hundred" friends?

My best friend is one of those types, and she said she only has that many "friends" because of the games.

I have around four hundred, but thats because it took off my Freshman year of college. It was great for memorizing names with faces. I've only sent about 3 friend invites in my life, but for some reason others felt the need to follow up every conversation with a friend invite...mainly girls.


Yeah, there's a big generational difference in the way people use Facebook. It's pretty easy to see why people in college can make a bazillion connections -- Lots of classes and many semesters plus living situations and all that. I haven't been in college since Bush was President -- George H W Bush Sr!
 
2012-08-23 09:13:45 PM
https://joindiaspora.com/
 
2012-08-23 09:16:28 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: College was the point of Facebook when it first came out though. It seems like it would have been a great tool for getting to know the people you'll be attending classes with and keeping up with classwork and family if your college is out of town. And then they decided to open registration to everyone and their dog. And sometimes their toddlers.


It was amazing for it. It was a free, better version of Microsoft Outlook. One time my alarm didn't go off and my lab mate facebooked me and got my phone#, called, woke me up and I made it in time so that my grade didn't suffer. People give it crap now, but it was perfect before they opened up the flood gates. It's still good if used responsibly.
 
2012-08-23 09:17:44 PM
Guess I have to ask what people do like to see on facebook?

Assuming you aren't one of those people who friends everyone you know whether you like them or not because in that case of course you are going to get large quantities of shiat-quality posts in your news feed.
 
2012-08-23 09:20:01 PM

RoyBatty: I just hate being asked to Like:

Arizona just executed retarded man, age 34
Tornado strikes Kansas, 26 people killed
Unemployment higher than last month


I will "Like" the retarded man one.
 
2012-08-23 09:20:22 PM

StopLurkListen: taurusowner: I just found Facebook to be useless. Out of the few hundred "friends" I have, I talk to maybe 4 or 5 regularly and I use texting to do that. The rest were just holdovers from previous jobs or school stuff. I'd say 90%+ were people I haven't seen in years and just don't care to talk to. It's not the individual content type that bothered me per se: pictures of vacations, parties, sporting events, baby pictures (though I do HATE baby pictures). It was just that all that stuff was coming from people I just don't care about and don't care about me. So I deactivated my account about 2 weeks ago and haven't even really thought about it until reading this article.

You had a "few hundred" friends? Wow. I *work* on Facebook apps for a living (don't hit me), and even though I've "friended" everyone at work so we can test sending each other msgs/notifications, I don't really have all that many...

For all of my "real" friends and family, I *love* the baby pics. I guess it's just where I and the rest of my social circle are in life. Having families and so on...

But I'm not arguing with you on your decision to quit. No one should feel compelled to keep up with any activity that they don't enjoy.


Most people from high school, people I knew in college, people I knew from the two different drum and bugle corps and two different indoor percussion lines I marched in, plus the ones I taught. A few from other jobs. Some family, and finally people in the military. Yeah, it came out to a few hundred. And nearly all of them, like the ones I knew from around the country that I marched drum corps with in 2002-2005 I will never see again and thus don't really care about talking to.
 
2012-08-23 09:34:43 PM
Not interested in my life? Then YES. Please do unfollow me.
 
2012-08-23 09:38:02 PM

megalynn44: Not interested in my life? Then YES. Please do unfollow me.


But you're just too awesome!
 
2012-08-23 09:39:30 PM
I'm not interested in creating an audit trail of my life that others can use against me later.
 
2012-08-23 09:43:19 PM

ajgeek: I tried posting projects that I was completing, like building a sheet-metal toolbox from raw sheet metal. Not a single comment or like.

"Ugh, today sucks!" - 45 likes and over 100 comments. That was my last straw, walked away 2 years ago, never regretted it.

/end CSB


So... how did the toolbox turn out?
 
2012-08-23 09:59:11 PM
media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-23 10:04:09 PM
I ditched my FB and wish I would have much earlier.
 
2012-08-23 10:05:06 PM
How about "you're a 40-year-old woman, isn't it about time you stopped talking about how much you drank on the weekend, every weekend?"
 
2012-08-23 10:06:32 PM

haydenarrrrgh: How about "you're a 40-year-old woman, isn't it about time you stopped talking about how much you drank on the weekend, every weekend?"


Yeah, stupid fun and stuff. Go knit a sweater grandma!
 
2012-08-23 10:07:26 PM
While I don't play any games on Facebook, I'm taking a break from it after being told by one of my friends that apparently I'm the weird friend that comments on almost every post.

Oh well.
 
2012-08-23 10:08:46 PM
I usually put people on ignore when I find myself getting angry at the majority of their posts. Being angry at someone's facebook post is a shameful waste of my energy. I am embarrassed by realization that I am such a mental midget that I can't even master my own emotions when it comes to some random acquaintance's trivial post. Really does any good come out of being angry that a fat girl constantly posts about going to the gym, no, only in my petty and sophomoric mind.
 
2012-08-23 10:18:51 PM

andino: shotglasss: Facebook is over. Here's why.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/08/02/new-facebook-tool-may-turn-fri e nds-into-enemies-for-democratic-cause/


Facebook isn't over. Yet. But has anyone else noticed a trend of more and more of their Facebook friends not using their real names and not providing any real info? I've taken that as one of the first signs of Facebook's demise.

But Facebook won't die completely until something comes along to replace it. People love being able to interact with each other online, and right now Facebook seems to be doing the best job of that, as far as most people are concerned. I was really hoping Google+ would take over, but it just doesn't do anything that Facebook doesn't do, so there's no reason for people to switch.

Still, inevitably I think something will come along that does something that people want that Facebook doesn't do (I don't know what), and that'll be the last straw. You'll see a massive Facebook exodus similar to the MySpace exodus.

That's my thought, anyway.


Well, with FB's privacy issues and perspective employers looking up people's pages, it shouldn't be shocking when people simply make themselves much harder to track and be more private about what they put out there.
 
2012-08-23 10:25:06 PM
Guaranteed way for me to stop following you:

- Posting 15 posts every day on why Obama sucks
- Posting 15 posts every day on why Romney sucks
- Posting 15 posts every day saying how much you miss your bf/gf/wife/husband even though it's been 20 minutes since you last saw him or her
- Posting high scores of the stupid games you play
- Reposting 15 posts every day on why men suck
- Reposting 15 posts every day on why women suck
- And oh yeah, make out pictures

/Which means I have about 3 people left that I'm not following
 
2012-08-23 10:26:03 PM
No mention of the person that posts nothing but political drivel day in and day out?

I'd actually be more interested in the burrito you had for lunch than your outrage over [random politician].
 
2012-08-23 10:26:16 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: haydenarrrrgh: How about "you're a 40-year-old woman, isn't it about time you stopped talking about how much you drank on the weekend, every weekend?"

Yeah, stupid fun and stuff. Go knit a sweater grandma!


Meh, "had a good night" is one thing, but I find "drank so much"/"what a hangover" etc., every weekend, a little tacky.
 
2012-08-23 10:26:29 PM
*am following

/I hate you new comment buttons
 
2012-08-23 10:26:44 PM
You know, the whole reason I (and the rest of my family) are on Facebook is to share fun kid stories and keep up with each other's lives.

If you don't want to see my baby pictures, feel free to unfriend me. I probably won't notice anyway.
 
2012-08-23 10:28:29 PM

Testiclaw: I ditched my FB and wish I would have much earlier.


Try TV next. Interacting with real people and reading real books pisses off the hipsters.
 
2012-08-23 10:29:41 PM

Beaver1224: No mention of the person that posts nothing but political drivel day in and day out?

I'd actually be more interested in the burrito you had for lunch than your outrage over [random politician].


You must like burrito rape.
 
2012-08-23 10:34:12 PM

Beaver1224: No mention of the person that posts nothing but political drivel day in and day out?

I'd actually be more interested in the burrito you had for lunch than your outrage over [random politician].


Not two days ago I removed a friend from my news feed because all he ever does is post his political views. Seriously, 3-4 longwinded posts every day about how we should all be outraged over this issue or that. It got farking annoying.
 
2012-08-23 10:37:18 PM
FTFA: "Forty-five per cent of Aussies get the warm and fuzzies when you write nice comments on their pictures or updates. "

...which means 45% of the whiny a-holes who can't stand you doing it, love you fawning at them when they do the same thing.

/Case closed.
 
2012-08-23 10:38:06 PM
I unfriended an uncle of mine because he was always posting updates to his "Newspaper" that had 2 bylines. One with his name on it, the other with the person who actually wrote it. They're always related to prayer or some garbage. I had a few exchanges with him asking a few tough questions and he got agitated at me. I figured it was best if I just left him alone.
 
2012-08-23 10:44:07 PM
People complaining about people posting food on facebook is getting almost as annoying as people posting food on facebook.
 
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