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(CNN)   Why I'm quitting Facebook by writing this publicity piece about Facebook   (cnn.com) divider line 13
    More: Misc, Facebook, party plans, big data, Douglas Rushkoff  
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2013-02-25 01:53:37 PM
2 votes:
Well... bye.
2013-02-25 01:32:39 PM
2 votes:
Though I never really used it to socialize, I figured it was OK to let other people do that, and I benefited from their behavior.

It's a good thing nobody was actually waiting around for your permission then.
2013-02-25 11:06:12 PM
1 votes:
"Why I'm quitting Facebook"

Why I'm not reading your article
2013-02-25 09:03:00 PM
1 votes:
Do so many people really not understand how you can use Facebook's privacy controls to limit what your 'friends' can see on your profile and posts? Or are so many of you just conveniently ignoring it so you can get your rants in?

Making use of lists and the privacy controls, it's very easy to limit information and make sure the people I'm connected to see only what I want them to see, thus separating my personal, family,  professional, and public lives.

Are so many of you really not aware that you can do this?
2013-02-25 06:54:47 PM
1 votes:

Carth: Quitting facebook is becoming the cool thing to do. People who use it regularly are less happy and waste more time online.


Complaining about Facebook is becoming the cool thing to do, but I'd be willing to be a very low percentage of the complainers quit. Why, because it has become almost a necessity.  I deleted my Facebook account years ago, but continuing to eschew Facebook is nothing but tilting at windmills.  Not having a presence on Facebook can hurt your career, prevent you from getting a new one, make otherwise useful phone/tablet apps crippled, and at times simply make you a second class citizen on the internet.

It feels like pretty soon you won't even be able to get a drivers license without having a Facebook account.

So for every person who  claims to be deleting their account now, there will be someone like me who, despite not wanting to hear from people I never liked in high school, will create an account again.  I'm holding out for a while longer, though.
2013-02-25 06:20:31 PM
1 votes:

Mentalpatient87: gilgigamesh: because she's sick of her very religious, Tea Party in-laws constantly chiding her on her "wall"

Then delete them, stupid.


I read that in Dr. Steve Brule's voice.

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2013-02-25 05:27:44 PM
1 votes:

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: unlikely: Why I'm quitting facebook: I'm tired of getting invited to parties, knowing when my friends have life changing events, and being just generally in touch. By gum if I want to put my foot in my mouth and ask Tom how Lisa is doing the day after she dumped him, I should be able to without all them facebook SPOILERS.  Further, I love those "I don't have a TV" and "I don't read fiction" people so much I want to join them in my haughty assitude, and this is the path that will get me there.

I don't consume entertainment media. I have a plain white wall I enjoy viewing. It's far more enthralling than this "existence" you speak of.


What I don't get is why it's an all or nothing proposition. I am all for disconnecting and spending time alone with my thoughts and I think the world would be a better place if everyone did that from time to time.  But I also enjoy the time I spend on Facebook posting a few times a week, on average, and reading the posts of others.  Declaring your disdain for FB doesn't make you more enlightened than the masses, it makes you a reactionary, twatwaffle contrarian who desperately needs to find something to make you unique.  It's the '70's grade school equivalent of "My dad could beat up your dad," need to be more extreme than your peers. Lighten the fark up.
2013-02-25 05:01:40 PM
1 votes:
I must be one of the lucky few with a good family that has a proper perspective. When my folks signed up for FB I semi-jokingly said, "Oh geez. You guys are gonna see some craziness then once we're friends." Their response was that they saw it as my own life and I shouldn't have to worry about them intruding on the time I spend with my friends. So FB is exactly what I want it to be. Strictly fun and keeping in touch with old friends from school and previous jobs since I've moved. I love it. I've learned that a lot of my friends are freakier than I ever imagined and they share the same sentiment. Also, FB has made it remarkably easy to meet women.
2013-02-25 03:23:56 PM
1 votes:
I use facebook, but only really to keep in contact with friends and family back home (Moved to Canada from Ireland).

I don't really post that much, as I've really got nothing to say. My thoughts and musing aren't really interesting or amusing and no-one needs to see what I just ate for lunch.

What I do use it for though is when I find something funny or interesting, which I think "oh so and so back home would like that" and so post it on their page which then leads me to having a conversation or just shooting the shiat with people. So in that way it's useful for me.
2013-02-25 03:02:20 PM
1 votes:
I'm not one of those 'i don't use Facebook' types, but i will say that it seems to have lost a lost of its luster in recent months.    Nobody seems to post updates anymore.
2013-02-25 02:36:53 PM
1 votes:
Why I'm quitting facebook: I'm tired of getting invited to parties, knowing when my friends have life changing events, and being just generally in touch. By gum if I want to put my foot in my mouth and ask Tom how Lisa is doing the day after she dumped him, I should be able to without all them facebook SPOILERS.  Further, I love those "I don't have a TV" and "I don't read fiction" people so much I want to join them in my haughty assitude, and this is the path that will get me there.
2013-02-25 01:46:36 PM
1 votes:
He rants on about "related posts" in an article posted on cnn.com with a bunch of "related articles" right next to his story.  Funny, that.
2013-02-25 01:38:07 PM
1 votes:
Entire story summed up in 6 words:  In my upcoming book "Present Shock,"
 
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