Secretly glad I quit Facebook

Facebook is an awful place where weirdos creep on women and teenage girls. I'm relieved that I no longer have to block and unfriend rude men who randomly send lewd photos of certain anatomy on their bodies. I'm glad I don't have to read all the drama and negativity from supposed friends, most of whom I've never met. Facebook was a bad experiment, in my opinion, and I won't be going back ever. There's plenty of other sites online to meet new friends and so much to see and do in my own city.

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Oct 18, 2018 at 6:34pm

Most people use Facebook to stay in touch with their friends and people they meet in real life, not connect with random people online. Nothing wrong with Facebook, just the way you've been using it.

Anonymous

Oct 18, 2018 at 9:34pm

I usually only Facebook friend people I've had a good conversation with in real life. I also mainly use Facebook to find out what events my friends are going to and promote events that I'm going to.

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I'm with the OP

Oct 18, 2018 at 9:38pm

I quit in '11 because it's just too easy to waste hours on there instead of doing stuff irl.

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Reminds me of my ex girlfriend

Oct 18, 2018 at 9:51pm

She'd post all kinds of pix: bikini shots, mini skirt shots,her with friends in night clubs etc and wonder why guys liked her page.

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Re: No

Oct 18, 2018 at 9:53pm

Why feel the need to defend a billion dollar company and denounce one person’s user experience just because yours is different...?

Allow me to do the same thing: you *think* you’re connecting with friends and family, but when was the last time you actually asked them how they were doing via text or phone call, since you already know everything about them from what they post? When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised in a face-to-face conversation with someone about their trip, or new baby, or life experience...?

Facebook makes everyone *think* they’re connected, when the opposite is actually the truth. It’s positively insidious. Have fun judging those who believe otherwise!!

Not too sure what planet you are from

Oct 18, 2018 at 10:47pm

I cannot abandon many friends I want to keep in touch with. I no longer post photos but occasionally post a music video

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Contributer23

Oct 19, 2018 at 12:58am

The weirdo users and narcissistic high school mentality are both good reasons to ditch Facebook. Another good reason to do so is....Facebook itself. As several of its original founders have pointed out in great detail, the company uses psychological trickery to get people hooked on the platform and “share” ever increasing amounts of personal information. And its CEO and spokespeople LIE about this all the time.

It also resorts to extremely underhanded and unethical practices to extract data from unwitting users. Last year, for example, it released an Android app that allowed users to password protect individual apps on their device in case it gets stolen or lost. The app was touted as a security enhancing tool. Nothing wrong with that of course. But what people who downloaded it didn’t know (although it was stated in convoluted language in the T&C) was that this “security” app mined their entire phone for data and sent it to Facebook HQ. Installing the app gave it access to every nook and cranny of the device. A tech journalist called the company out on this and they immediately deleted it from the Play Store, saying it was an “experiment” and they were going to remove it anyway.

Avoiding this nasty, duplicitous (and way too powerful) company is just common sense.

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why be secret about it?

Oct 19, 2018 at 4:23am

Be proud you finally grown up and don't give a rat's ass about trying to prove to the rest of the world you have a life. Now you can go out and truly live it.

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Not a secret..

Oct 19, 2018 at 10:24am

...everyone who knows me, knows I quit Facebook because they have to actually call me to contact me. It's a relief. No more using it as an excuse to keep me in their lives without effort. Love my circle of friends and family. Got to find out who loved me back.

Those who enjoy facebook should enjoy it but those of us who don't? It's been life lightening. Awesome stuff.

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Anonymous

Oct 19, 2018 at 10:50am

I mean facebook just reflects u, so if u think it's a negative trap that's the facebook u've created for yourself.

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