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(Some Guy)   It ain't gonna be easy but it has to be done...time to detox from social media   (circeinstitute.org) divider line
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317 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 19 Jan 2021 at 6:18 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-19 2:26:32 AM  
Fark is the closest I have ever gotten to "social media".

You are the product there, why give them something so valuable?
 
2021-01-19 2:56:38 AM  
That seems insulting to people have detoxed and quit things of actual consequence.
 
2021-01-19 2:57:45 AM  
Meh I can quit anytime I want.

Now about those stacks of books I've yet to read... yeah that hits home.
 
2021-01-19 3:01:58 AM  
We
 
2021-01-19 3:28:19 AM  
Riiiiiiight.
All your problems and bad habits are the result of using social media and will be miraculously go away if you quit Twitter *eyeroll*

As for "seeing your friends face-to-face, like God intended" we're still in the midst of a pandemic, so how about no.

/ your blog sucks
 
2021-01-19 3:38:24 AM  
Fark is antisocial media, you arse
 
2021-01-19 4:06:48 AM  
Not having to read Trump tweets is 9/16ths of the battle.

/suck it, metric Euros.
//and the rest of the world
///except for like, Liberia? You're cool. Though you have maybe the American-descendedLiberians lording it over the Afro-Liberians? I'm sure that's all probably settled by now, hundreds of years later. Right? Whew, standard units!
 
2021-01-19 4:18:54 AM  

AlgaeRancher: Fark is the closest I have ever gotten to "social media".

You are the product there, why give them something so valuable?


I'll tell you this, get off of Facebook and you'll find out who your real friends and family are when keeping in touch consists of more than just a single click "liking" of a post.
 
2021-01-19 4:23:14 AM  
I mean, sure Zuckerberg prostitutes my data to any entity he likes, and facilitates communications of hate groups,, and uses algorithms that keep people engaged and enraged, but it's just so darned convenient!
 
2021-01-19 9:19:54 AM  
Maybe I just don't fit a target demographic but my Facebook feed is almost entirely harmless and boring. I had to put one relative on ignore several years back, and since then I've had nothing but harmless chit-chat with distant friends and relatives. Of course, I rarely post anything and spend maybe 15 minutes a day looking at it. I have one politically active cousin that I agree with, that posts political content regularly but I read it and get on with my day.  I guess I would get more crap from their algorithms if I "liked" everything I agree with.

My Instagram feed is much the same. I follow a few relatives and local business or two and a couple of celebrities. And devote about the same amount of time in it that I do in Facebook.

I don't even follow anyone in Twitter. I go there and skim through some trending stories and whatnot and I actually prefer it to Zuckerberg's sites. It's not as tightly moderated and you can find all sorts of weirdness and kink there.
 
2021-01-19 9:20:14 AM  
I walked away from Facebook years ago, and I never joined any groups.
 
2021-01-19 9:20:19 AM  
Just had a 4 hour break from Fark, I feel fine!
 
2021-01-19 9:21:39 AM  

Frederick: That seems insulting to people have detoxed and quit things of actual consequence.


The people recently arrested for attempting a coup may disagree on the lack of consequence.
 
2021-01-19 9:25:12 AM  

Frederick: That seems insulting to people have detoxed and quit things of actual consequence.


Whether chemical or mental, addictions are addictions and impact people in different ways.
 
2021-01-19 9:28:16 AM  

Bob Down: Fark is antisocial media, you arse


Fark quits you!

/sporadically
 
2021-01-19 9:29:49 AM  
I've curated my Twitter feed by creating lists of verified users under different subjects, then using Tweetdeck to create columns with the members of those lists. (It's really easy to do that.) That way I only get reasonably credible people tweeting about subjects I want to read without having Twitter decide what I'm seeing.

I'm barely on FB. Fark is my main source of news articles. And I only have one other small, focused site that I belong to. No Instagram, Reddit, or anything else.
 
2021-01-19 9:38:13 AM  
And, yet...

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2021-01-19 9:41:03 AM  
I only use asocial media like Fark.
 
2021-01-19 9:44:13 AM  
Isn't social media just people talking about themselves while they read about other people talking about themselves? Sadly, this site seems to be becoming the same way. Now we even have the submitters talking about themselves in the headlines they submit. Subby this, subby that. Every other post starts with the letter I. It's all about me me me anymore. What ev.
 
2021-01-19 9:48:50 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: I only use asocial media like Fark.


It's easy to detox from Fark. Just wait for the server to go down.
 
2021-01-19 9:59:26 AM  

NeoCortex42: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: I only use asocial media like Fark.

It's easy to detox from Fark. Just wait for the server to go down.


Yeah, that's true. Usually, I get my replies comp
 
2021-01-19 10:11:25 AM  
I reactivated my Facebook account earlier this year for my Oculus Quest.

I unfriended absolutely everyone last night. Felt great. Now it's just a Oculus log-in and I don't get the daily reminders that so many of my old friends and family have a nest of centipedes between the ears.
 
2021-01-19 10:25:24 AM  
I quit Facebook and Twitter 2 years ago now.  Never really "got" Twitter but I was on Facebook a lot.

Lost a handful of friends because I learned things about them I wish I didn't know, and wouldn't have, if they didn't feel the need to post it on social media.
Felt it best if I just quit.... to keep my head in the sand, as it were
 
2021-01-19 10:36:32 AM  
Fark is my vice. Although I have Instagram to put nice pictures on. And the people I follow all do the same.The exception is Wil. He's cool.
 
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