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winna

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« Reply #80 on: 08-02-2017 17:15 »

Yeah, I basically stopped using facebook a few years ago.  It depresses me and makes me sick when I read the feeds, both for the reasons you suggested and others.  It feels awkward following people's lives I was once a part of... and I feel the things people often post are inane, if not wholly boring; I know that's not an entirely fair perception, but I see little reason to tell the whole world about every little detail about one's life.

I originally got a facebook account in college, when it was in its infancy; we primarily used it to arrange parties, and it excelled as a tool for that.
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« Reply #81 on: 08-02-2017 17:46 »


Given that I don't really have any friends in "real life", FB is essential to me.  As long as you don't let yourself get caught up in drama, I don't see the harm.  It's my connection to dozens of Peelers I used to interact with here.  Now, if I were in high school?  I'd just as soon deal without it.

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« Reply #82 on: 08-02-2017 18:50 »

I understand its uses.  I'm not yet calling for its destruction, and if it makes people happy, no sense in me disrupting the party.

The way it's used, in my experience, is highly unappealing to me, and I honestly think everyone would be better without it, as it is used, because I think it creates scenarios where people are less inclined in actually having focused communication with one another than they are in making the appearance of actually having focused communication with one another.  Obviously this isn't true in all cases, and even if it was it's clearly a matter of tastes.
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« Reply #83 on: 08-03-2017 18:14 »

Now, if I were in high school?  I'd just as soon deal without it.



See this is my problem with it (it being all social media), teenagers and highschoolers could duly get around perfectly without the distraction of instagram or facebook. But being immature and lacking any drop of wisdom, having 1k followers is "cool," updating the world on your tasty panera bread photo or lit party last night makes your life "better than everyone elses." I see more young people on social media posting this bullshit than anyone else. And it bothers me because there's so many fulfilling and internally developmental experiences out there that are meant to be kept private and held personally, but everyones so caught up in posting about it and making sure everyone else knows before they even get the chance to absorb the experience.

For instance, I find hiking to be an experience I like to absorb and enjoy, and while hiking I also find teen-30 year old people asking everyone to get a picture of them standing on a rock so everyone on instagram can see.

I'm probably off on a tangent but I've got a pretty big peeve when it comes to social media.

And Tachy I'm not saying anything against your use of it, it seems to merely be a form of connection with far away friends, which is awesome. But I see more drama and bs brought up in the social media world than I see good.
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« Reply #84 on: 08-03-2017 21:41 »

I think I understand that.

I also shoot for less connections in exchange for connections that are longer and more in depth.
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« Reply #85 on: 08-04-2017 07:14 »

Same here, I think a lot of important moments might never be as valued as they should be if they're always scattered across the surface of the media, I guess I'm trying to say
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