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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2018, 01:53:02 PM »
I haven't but one of my resolutions this year was to lay off social media until after kiddo goes down for the night (she's a night owl so this rule only allows me to waste a few minutes before I'm ready for bed myself)... I haven't been super strict about it but whenever I've noticed my FB-feed-time-wasting start to creep back up I remind myself of my resolution.

I've gotten much much better since new years. Now I get super bored by the time I've scrolled past about three posts and find something else to do (sometimes some other mindless activity involving the ipad (like browsing around on Zillow), sometimes actually putting it down to pick up a book or pay more attention to what my kid is doing ;P )

I still keep it for actual communicating (if I'm bored, instead of getting letting myself get sucked into the feed I've started bugging my sister to chat more so we now keep in far more contact than we have since college so win-win)... helps that I can just select the chat as an app by itself in lieu of the main FB app.

Overall it's still liberating, even if I haven't cut it out entirely.
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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2018, 02:05:57 PM »
I killed my facebook profile after a 60 minutes piece that showed just how morally corrupt facebook is . . . best decision I ever made.


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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2018, 02:07:32 PM »
I deleted my social media! This is a fantastic accomplishment that will surely bring me great happiness.

Now to get on the Internet and tell everyone about it!


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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2018, 04:28:23 PM »
I recently deleted Facebook from my phone and iPad (I didnít delete my profile) and I am pleasantly surprised at how much happier I am on a daily basis.  I did it for the month of February as an experiment, but I am contemplating just not loading the apps up again. 

It really has a negative effect on mental health.


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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2018, 07:35:00 AM »
I only have Facebook and linked in (for professional reasons). I recently started deleting old posts and status updates - basically everything pre 2017, and selected after that. I'm doing a massive clean up basically. Yes, I know I can hide things, but I've been on FB long enough to remember being burned by their privacy changes. It's more because I see what technology can do and I would prefer not to go there.

I did just take the app off my phone, leaving messenger on.


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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2018, 07:30:32 PM »
I was not on Facebook for years, it didn't add value for me at the time but did add lots of potential for conflict and argument with my SO. We're separated now and I've been flying solo for a bit, so I've logged back in and have been enjoying it. I was very isolated in that relationship and down to my last two friends which is where I drew my line and I think a big part of why she left (and tried to clean me out too!), because I wouldn't ditch or put at risk my last friendships to please her.

In any event I've reconnected with several old friends who I would otherwise have not have, we've met in person and done things together. I also use it for groups and events, to find things to do to go out and be social or stay connected and current with groups (that regularly meet in the real world) and upcoming events. I dislike that it has become videos about nothing, videos where pictures are more effective, or pictures where text is more effective, but I unlink people who post those things frequently to minimize the nonsense I see without looking for it. So for me getting back to social media has been great, it keeps my busy with real life activities and helps make real life friends, as well as occasional entertainment if I'm lonely or bored and too tired to go out and do something.

I think deleting social media would be isolating for me. Maybe not a big deal for those married or with kids and your own settled social circle... But that was not my situation when I logged back on.

As for twitter and instagram... I don't think I'm old, but maybe I'm too old to "get it". I don't see how one sentence or pictures only are an effective way to communicate. I have no desire to partake in those.


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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2018, 08:19:12 PM »
Fortunately I've never been into social media. I still find myself using the internet too much on my desktop. I recently "dumbed down" my phone and keep only a handful of apps, no notifications, grayscale color scheme, no icons on the home screen. It's basically unattractive at this point so I don't mindlessly pick it up and do something unintentional.

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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2018, 04:34:54 AM »
You all realize that this forum is social media, right?


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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2018, 07:20:12 AM »
You all realize that this forum is social media, right?

Just deleted the forum.


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Re: Deleted social media
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2018, 12:07:05 AM »
In my opinion, its only up to you and how you treat social media. For sure, if its 4 a.m. and you deep down to 47th page of your ex-bf/gf instagram, its not a good thing for you. But social media nowadays is an important part of people's life and you cannot ignore it. If you cant handle it yourself, you may use special services like or others for every social network. It will help you to focus on target audience, boost your followers numbers and generally increase your income.
So, its only up to you how to treat them.