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Ninja Monkey
03-25-2011, 11:26 PM
D'you think anyone'll notice? :P Sooo...who's deleted their Facebook account previously for various reasons? Do you miss out on a lot of social stuff? I'm in grade 8...

Random question haha.

ShinobiXikyu
03-25-2011, 11:29 PM
I refused and still refuse, and will continue to refuse to get an account. I'm not missing out on what I don't have and I have no desire to find out what I'm apparently missing, when I don't give a flying crap about what a second cousin ate for dinner or who my mom's friends with. Employers who try to search for "How horribly immoral a person I am so I'm therefore unsuitable for the job" by going through my personal life on FaceBook will be in for a pleasant surprise. I DON'T HAVE IT.

Ninja Monkey
03-25-2011, 11:32 PM
I refused and still refuse, and will continue to refuse to get an account. I'm not missing out on what I don't have and I have no desire to find out what I'm apparently missing, when I don't give a flying crap about what a second cousin ate for dinner or who my mom's friends with. Employers who try to search for "How horribly immoral a person I am so I'm therefore unsuitable for the job" by going through my personal life on FaceBook will be in for a pleasant surprise. I DON'T HAVE IT.

Nice :) Respect.

rubyspitfire
03-25-2011, 11:34 PM
i have two accounts, but i'm only really active on one of them. thankfully i avoid drama on there for the most part, there was a little but blocking the ones who caused it and making my "real" profile unsearchable cured that

i don't have much of a social life anyway either on there or in person. one account is for family and close friends, and the other is for con friends and networking... sometimes i go for days without posting an update, some day i post multiple (on the cosplay one). it really just depends on how bored i am

Kildread
03-25-2011, 11:36 PM
If you had anyone who communicated with you somewhat infrequently, they should notice.

IMO --- as someone who was all 'SOCIAL MEDIA SUCKS, DOWN WITH LIVEJOURNAL/MYSPACE/FACEBOOK I'LL NEVER REG ON THOSE THINGS' and now has an FB and posts on it regularly --- I don't really see myself closing it. Then again, I don't spend a whole lot of time on it either.

I don't quite *get* the popularity of a lot of 'apps' (An insult to applications, to be sure) on Facebook, which character/celebrity/flower you are? Your top friends? Spamming aspplications luring you to click on them?

Or the drama some folks have on their wall (Strangely, I only started noticing this once I added people from conventions --- might come with the territory).

It is useful as an album dump for the most part (Much easier to upload there than here, for sure!) and lets me drop random comments on the games I play or movies/anime I watch.

I barely ever post anything personal on it.

limesoda
03-25-2011, 11:39 PM
i use a fake last name to advoid employers ''searching'' but i'm still not one to go for the drinking photos and such.

Kildread
03-25-2011, 11:44 PM
I think my sister said it best with (Kinda out of context) : "About the FB thingy, well I figured that if an employer cannot accept that I'm human, I don't want that employer."

I agree, if someone thinks they can know if a person will do the job just by looking at their Facebook, I don't think they should be handling human resources.

On the flip side, if your FB consists of party shots of you getting plastered all day alongside bitching about your previous/current job, then maybe you should revise what you share to the WWW.

UsakoLuna
03-25-2011, 11:47 PM
I dont post anything I would be ashamed of. Most of the pictures aren't of me, and If an employer decides not to hire me because I post pictures of fish, my pets, anime cons and lawn ornaments then that is one stuffy preschool and I dont want to work there. Plus the email I use for Facebook and the email I use for "grown up" stuff are very different.

And I dont whine about work on there, which is good since I'm friends with most of my coworkers

Kildread
03-25-2011, 11:51 PM
Oh yeah, and y'all should read this (http://m.bnet.com/article/chip-conley-should-i-take-my-burning-man-pics-off-facebook/358555).

rubyspitfire
03-25-2011, 11:55 PM
Oh yeah, and y'all should read this (http://m.bnet.com/article/chip-conley-should-i-take-my-burning-man-pics-off-facebook/358555).

after reading that, i find myself wanting to work for that guy. he seems like a pretty cool but still "no nonsense" type of dude

Ninja Monkey
03-25-2011, 11:58 PM
Agreed.

limesoda
03-26-2011, 12:00 AM
i just think everyone knows people party, but i just dont need to show the world photos and write about how drunk i was.

Ninja Monkey
03-26-2011, 12:05 AM
I hate the idea of partying like that right now, I quit because i wanted to spend more time on cosplay :)

My dad mentioned something about it being a good idea to make a dormant account just so that nobody steals your name and disgraces you. Is that a good idea?

rubyspitfire
03-26-2011, 12:12 AM
there is no such thing as a unique name, unless you go through the hassle of legally changing it to something you made up. i wouldn't worry about it

limesoda
03-26-2011, 12:15 AM
well for sure drinking and partying isnt for everyone (also your only in grade 8) but i dont think you'll miss out on lots of life, or that someone will steal your name. if people know your not on facebook they'll know its not you.

Ninja Monkey
03-26-2011, 12:18 AM
That's good :)

Squeaker-Ed
03-26-2011, 12:32 AM
I had a FB account under a false name for about a minute, just to check something. Then I deleted it. XP

Personally, I see no reason to have one. Granted, I'm a bit antisocial in the first place, but when you're in a town where nothing is secret for long if you have a FB or Myspace and actively use it, then it's usually a good idea to stay in the shadows of the WWW.

Besides, for any daily crap I wanna talk about, that's why I have my Twitter~. <3 That, and I have more truthful friends in the shadows than I do in town. :P

Cadmium Polyphony
03-26-2011, 12:41 AM
Personally, I see no reason to have one. Granted, I'm a bit antisocial in the first place...

*Sigh*

SheAteMyHeart
03-26-2011, 12:45 AM
I have one, and honestly, I love it. It's how I stay in touch with people I meet at conventions, and I usually find pictures taken of me at conventions on facebook. That, and people from work and people I haven't seen in YEARS. If it weren't for fb I wouldn't have talked to one of my old best friends from elementary school ever again.

Of course, I don't use Farmville or anything like that. I just post a daily status, I'll skim through and read what's going on with my friends, and call it good. I think it's pretty handy! 8D Also, I love my 'Dream Cosplay' photo album filled with pictures of characters I want to do.

Slayer Alex
03-26-2011, 12:51 AM
i think facebook is great. I dont see how someone can have over 100+ "friends" though. I only keep in touch with my closest friends that i actually know.

But yes You may miss out on some social things. Especially with people that you consider friends, and yet dont get to talk to them very often.

Squeaker-Ed
03-26-2011, 12:55 AM
*Sigh*
Well, I'm sorry I'm not exactly normal like everyone else in my town! *hmph~* :P

Psycho_Kitty
03-26-2011, 12:56 AM
My sister was the one to convince me to get facebook so I did and now I love it. Besides having majority of my family having one I also have friends from different sites I belong to. Also love how I like a page and when I comment on something I write 2-3 people like what I wrote. And the pages I like keep me up to date on stuff that I'm interested in.

Yui
03-26-2011, 01:00 AM
Well, I don't have to worry about future employers since (a) I am self-employed and (b) I don't post anything on the internet that I would be embarrassed about…actually I don't do anything in my life at all that I'd be embarrassed about. XD

So yes, I have a personal one for myself and I also share a business/cosplay/project collab page with Saeru. I wasn't very impressed with the site when it first came out, but I have a fairly good opinion of it these days. Honestly, it is the only social network that I've found that works for me and that I actually keep up with. In comparison: I still don't understand Twitter, Plurk doesn't load ever, Livejournal is depressing (for anything other than RPing) and Myspace is simply a mess. But FB really does what I want it to do and is very concise while still allowing for extended posts if needed. I like having one centralized place for general updates - I can talk to my family without having to call anyone (I have a serious phone phobia) plus I can stay in contact with friends I meet at conventions without composing complicated hour-long emails. I really appreciate that I can read interesting snippets and simply thumbs-up it to let them know I appreciated the post even when I can't think of anything worthwhile to otherwise comment with. ^_^;

…One of the only downsides is that I never know/remember people's real names. I'm just glad people have the decency to put their cosplay photos up so I can actually recognize them.

Cadmium Polyphony
03-26-2011, 01:08 AM
Well, I'm sorry I'm not exactly normal like everyone else in my town! *hmph~* :P

I'll PM you why I sighed.

Akiyhrah
03-26-2011, 01:11 AM
I have one, and honestly, I love it. It's how I stay in touch with people I meet at conventions, and I usually find pictures taken of me at conventions on facebook. That, and people from work and people I haven't seen in YEARS. If it weren't for fb I wouldn't have talked to one of my old best friends from elementary school ever again.

Of course, I don't use Farmville or anything like that. I just post a daily status, I'll skim through and read what's going on with my friends, and call it good. I think it's pretty handy! 8D Also, I love my 'Dream Cosplay' photo album filled with pictures of characters I want to do.

This EXACTLY. XD

Eau de Decus
03-26-2011, 01:20 AM
I have one for cosplay related things *see signature below*, but that's it. I don't have a personal Facebook or any other form of social item. I've never really been interested in them. Since I have a dedicated work/professional email, I use the Facebook account/email attached to it for the social portion of my life. Keep work and play separate.

The Seventh Sea
03-26-2011, 03:10 AM
Email and Fb, the only times I stay in touch with the family. Sure, I could use the phone, but honestly, I really...really hate using the phone. I only use the phone for work and that's only because I have to put up with it for a few minutes.

UsakoLuna
03-26-2011, 08:18 AM
…One of the only downsides is that I never know/remember people's real names. I'm just glad people have the decency to put their cosplay photos up so I can actually recognize them.

I hav the same problem!

SkyBlueEyed
03-26-2011, 08:30 AM
I just typed a massive thing about Facebook but didn't post it, due to Facebook being popular and sh*t. Kind of a waste of time I think, but never mind ^_^

I loathe Facebook. So much less drama happens in my life now that I don't have it; I got sick of people taking the opportunity to take the p*ss out of me outside of college simply because they could easily communicate with me through Facebook.

And honestly. I don't care if you're going to take a shower. I don't care if you're making some toast. I don't care if you had the best night "eva" last night. Seriously...

And the people who were all nicey nice when they wanted something, but would never talk to me otherwise. Ugh.

People only ever spoke to me on there (as rarely as they did) because it was easy to. When I deleted my Facebook, nobody was really bothered, in fact, nobody tried to keep in touch of me without using Facebook.

Either way, life's much better without it. At least I know where I stand now, rather than having people being two faced day in, day out.

ToroSonyCat
03-26-2011, 08:42 AM
I don't know you, but I'm pretty sure people will notice!

I could never quit my Facebook. It's how I communicate with my Expo/cosplay friends (I have a few on msn but we barely talk on that), remember birthdays, remember names and just.. everything. It's good for information, laughs, being an outlet for anything you want to say, giving you something to talk about, everything.
It's also how I find cosplay photos taken of me.

I only add people on there that I actually like to avoid drama. I did get one girl who used to like my photos sarcastically and send me nasty messages about how nobody liked me but I deleted her, she continued to harrass me so I blocked her. After that I deleted LOTS of people and only kept the people who I actually like and that like me.

SkyBlueEyed
03-26-2011, 08:57 AM
I only add people on there that I actually like to avoid drama. I did get one girl who used to like my photos sarcastically and send me nasty messages about how nobody liked me but I deleted her, she continued to harrass me so I blocked her. After that I deleted LOTS of people and only kept the people who I actually like and that like me.

Theres the difference; you know decent people.
Maybe if I knew someone who wasn't a prick, it MIGHT be bearable... xD

Ninja Monkey
03-26-2011, 09:02 AM
Yeah I got called a Japanese wannabe by everybody on FB and in real life when I posted cosplay pictures. So I deleted them, deleted FB, and I'm probably going to start a new account when I start going to cons :)

sam vimes
03-26-2011, 09:05 AM
I love Facebook. It's the reason my ten-year high school reunion was canceled.

fujyoshi
03-26-2011, 09:17 AM
facebook is very overrated I don't even have one and I avoid a great deal 'a stupidity that way.

UsakoLuna
03-26-2011, 09:20 AM
I love Facebook. It's the reason my ten-year high school reunion was canceled.

How?

squ33k t0y
03-26-2011, 09:31 AM
I've been tempted to delete mine quite a few times. Along with basically every other website I am a member of. Basically in attempts to erase myself off the internet, but I've never fully gone through with it.

Sometimes, I have bad days. >.o;;

Allisande
03-26-2011, 09:50 AM
Yeah I got called a Japanese wannabe by everybody on FB and in real life when I posted cosplay pictures. So I deleted them, deleted FB, and I'm probably going to start a new account when I start going to cons :)

Well that was immature of them. Honestly, I would have probably deleted my facebook account too in eighth grade. People didn't actually start accepting that "geek" was a valid designation until high school and even then I would have balked at posting cosplay pictures until college. That's when I knew people sufficiently weird enough to think that spending almost a year on a crazy costume of a video game character just "'cause it's pretty" is cool. Of course, I didn't start cosplaying until after college, but that's beside the point. :)

Kildread
03-26-2011, 11:15 AM
My online activities while at school where always in places my classmates did not frequent. So many people at school just want to crap on everything others do, it doesn't seem wise to enable them.

Having long since graduated, the only people I know from school that are on my messager apps or FB are people I do consider friends.

And random con folks. Might require me to do a cleanup now and again.

Clyde_2.0
03-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Sooooo... I do have a FB account, but I only log on about once a month... :spinner:

I'm just not that interested in what my cousin had for breakfast. Though, I have been thinking about getting an account specifically for cosplay/con friends. I'm rather hesitant about putting up cosplay stuff on my regular account because of some 'speshul snowflakes' in my extended family and I'm not willing to go through the drama of "how dare you un-friend me!"

Lithium Flower
03-26-2011, 12:05 PM
I can't quit facebook, all my friends live there.

Nathus Dorkus
03-26-2011, 12:10 PM
I find Facebook pretty important for keeping in touch with my family, because otherwise they never contact me. :B

Every else, such as Twitter, my LJ, etc. are strictly 'No Family' zones.

shonen_jidai
03-26-2011, 12:12 PM
I'm still on Facebook, but I generally keep a healthy separation between FB and my hobbies like cosplay which my old classmates would have a hard time understanding. I'm not a huge fan of FB, but for professional reasons I need to keep abreast of the technology behind it.

It's a bit of a strain though. I feel like Facebook is a Tyranny of the Normal (http://www.bluezhift.proliphuscore.com/?p=888). Whenever someone does post and tag a picture of me in cosplay, I quickly untag it! Honestly, pictures of me drinking and whooping it up would be more acceptable on FB. LOL

That said, I do try to use FB to introduce little tastes of the things I like to my more normal friends.

tabetha2010
03-26-2011, 12:20 PM
I got a facebook in like October of 2010 because nobody was getting on their myspace anymore and all people were talking about was facebook so I made one and I loved it. It was an easier way for me to keep in contact with my friends (since I had moved from N. Carolina to Illinois a few months earlier) as well as contact the new friends I was making during my senior year.

I've had no problems with it, I have good pictures on there nothing that i wouldn't be ashamed of and I ONLY add people I know (unless i make some cosplay friends then I'll surely add them ^_^). I usually get on there see what my friends are up to, get some new info on some anime conventions (because sometimes cons put info on their facebook pages since more people actually check that) and I just post a status or two and get off. I dont play the games on there I think their annoying :(.

And I never deal with the drama folks on there because I just dont get caught up in anything (YAY for begin immune to drama :D), I honestly think its ridiculous when people argue on facebook for the EVERYONE to see, especially when its people that know they hate each other but add each other on facebook just to argue & stir up more drama (O_O) smh.

Overall I feel as though facebook can be a good thing , "When its used properly" like to keep in contact with friends from years ago, networking or whatever. But when you start dealing with some stupid drama or just some hateful people that's when you start deleting people from your page or just deactivate for awhile (trust me sometimes its good to just leave facebook alone for a lil bit )

Sakura Blizzard
03-26-2011, 12:25 PM
I don't go on much but I don't think my cosplay stuff such really be togetther with my account if I think about it. I'll probably make another account for just my cosplays. It's to werid to have employers to see that stuff too. And I don't add people that I know would say unnecessary things on my wall. I'd like to not have that where I have church friends added. SO smart but yeah.

Though my friends added are part of the same Anime Club as I and go to cons so the cosplay pics are not werid to them. ;)

toshirua3846384
03-26-2011, 01:05 PM
Well i have a Facebook account and i think its great. I don't find it to be stupid at all as long as your just socializing with your friends. Im on there every other day talking to my friends who are also in college/busy with their life like me. The only reason why i had a Facebook since it's first launch is because im a military brat, and being a military brat i wanted to reconnect with all the friends i have met and see what their up too. Im not one for email, and to be totally honest myspace is dead, also when your in college taking as many classes as me sometimes you don't have time to meet up with everyone. Also for my activity on there; well the only thing i ever do on Facebook is post pictures and just interact with my friends. I don't do that "so what type of rose are you, or how sexy is your name" sh*t. I mean who comes up with lame sleepy crap like that? Also to add to this everything on my profile is private including profile pictures and anything i do, i have it so that only my friends can see anything i do on there. Not to mention i don't use my real name on Facebook because i am also employed.

With this said the only way you'll end up on my Facebook friends list is if you have met me, known for more than 6+ years and are actually my friend. I don't add people i don't know, because that's pretty fake and mad shady when you think about it. I think the only way people do have drama is if they do that cityville/yoville sh*t; Or if they add people they really don't know. Trust me 2 weeks of meeting a person is not really knowing them NOR is just adding them to your friends list just because you go to the same school with them. <--- * I notice people still do these things * sad isn't it. So with this said i will not delete mines,... well not in till a new, free, appealing website comes up that has less crappy apps.

Yui
03-26-2011, 01:10 PM
Dude, FB is like the most drama-free zone on the internet, for me at least - especially since you can customize exactly what kinds of posts and what posters you what to see and you always get a notification when anything is linked to you. But all "interactive online experiences will vary" so I guess it just doesn't work out for some people if you feel compelled to friend people who don't appreciate who you actually are - thus I can imagine it's not as fun to use if you're still in school, where you just have acquaintances who may not respect you. I make it very clear to everyone I accept a friend-invite that I'm going to talk about building costumes, working at cons, possibly robot pr0n, and other not necessarily dramatic incidental occurrences that are important to me.

But this *should* be about you. I really think that you shouldn't have to tailor your responses to your audience in this case; instead of being fake or holding back, you can just amend your audience if they can't handle the real "you" that you are. Never feel bad about doing that.

And I only untag myself in others' photos if it *is* a photo of me out of costume - which is rare. XD My non-cosplayer friends/family feel very overwhelmed by cosplay.com, so FB is the only place they can see my costume work.

Ninja Monkey
03-26-2011, 03:50 PM
I hate how so many people think cosplay is ridiculous. I personall think that making costumes and/or wearing them in public is cooler than, say, painting. I'm not saying painting ia bad, I'm just glad that I have an uncommon hobby :)

Yui
03-26-2011, 03:57 PM
...Painting isn't cool? ;_;
Well, what if I paint my costumes, does that count...?

Ninja Monkey
03-26-2011, 03:59 PM
...Painting isn't cool? ;_;
Well, what if I paint my costumes, does that count...?

I was just using painting as an example for one of the most common hobbies :) Painting is cool, especially for costumes :D

Miyabi-
03-26-2011, 06:06 PM
i think facebook is great. I dont see how someone can have over 100+ "friends" though. I only keep in touch with my closest friends that i actually know.
Really? I have 128 and I know each and every one of them personally and could probably tell you a few things or a story or memory about each one. ^_^ And I know a guy who has over 500 friends and he knows every single one of them! O_o

I hate how so many people think cosplay is ridiculous. I personall think that making costumes and/or wearing them in public is cooler than, say, painting. I'm not saying painting ia bad, I'm just glad that I have an uncommon hobby :)
Weeeell, some see it as a ridiculous hobby if you're an adult. If you're over 25 and still dressing up in silly costumes of course people are going to wonder if you're nuts..lol

I have a Facebook and I don't put cosplay stuff on it at all. I'm one of those "adults" that might get looked at oddly for the hobby. Seeing as how employers might look at it, I try to make it look as normal as possible. (Halloween being the exception since everyone's heard of Halloween but not so much cosplay)
I mainly use it to keep in contact with all my friends and family that I don't see often anyways so it's not a big deal.
Do I feel repressed keeping it off Facebook? Not at all. If I really wanted to show off my costumes I'd just make a Facebook with my cosplay name. ^_^
I do friend my cosplay friends on FB though! I just untag pics with me in costume..lol

TR Rose
03-26-2011, 06:12 PM
My non-cosplayer friends/family feel very overwhelmed by cosplay.com, so FB is the only place they can see my costume work.

Same here - it's the only way I could get my photos to show my mom, dad, mother-in-law, etc.

I like FB because it's allowed me to reconnect with many family members I lost touch with when I moved 2 timezones away. I didn't have their emails, and finding my uncle, cousins, and brother on FB was really the only way I could keep in touch with them.

I try to limit my FB friends list to only people I actually know (and I started up a page for my cosplay site for people who might want to follow my projects but I don't actually know... and therefore wouldn't want to get their daily updates). If someone gets too drama-puss for my liking, I'll either block their feed or simply unfriend. It's fairly easy to keep the drama to a minimum on there.

Of course, I'm not in school anymore, and haven't been for some time. All the high school nonsense is thankfully over. :)

Arc_The_Lad
03-26-2011, 06:18 PM
I use facebook to communicate with people, it's pretty good for planning pub nights. I was hesitant to make an account until I realized it's not a big deal.

Akiyhrah
03-26-2011, 10:35 PM
Really? I have 128 and I know each and every one of them personally and could probably tell you a few things or a story or memory about each one. ^_^ And I know a guy who has over 500 friends and he knows every single one of them! O_o


I have 237 and I know them all. Some not as well as others, and I do have a lot of friends I met at cons or on forums, but I'm actually pretty good friends with most of them. I don't add people unless I can remember where I know them from. lol

penny_dreadful
03-26-2011, 10:55 PM
I wanted to delete my FB account, but realized it was honestly the only line I had to a few people I actually did want to keep in touch with. I object to a lot of the policies and practices of the site itself, and frankly I find most of what people post there boring and pointless (including what I post), but it's sort of hard to drop it entirely when it's the most accessible way to maintain a connection with distant friends and family nowadays.

What I wound up doing was purging most of my friends list-- with a very few exceptions of old friends and family, anyone I hadn't spoken to in person in at least a year was out. It felt great, honestly. I found I didn't especially miss seeing what high school friends I hadn't seen in a decade were doing with their lives, beyond the initial who's-married-who's-got-kids-who's-finally-out-of-the-closet-who's-still-mentally-15, etc. It weeded out a lot of stuff I didn't want or need.

I also locked down my account pretty heavily, limiting what most people can see. I have some people from work on there, but it's not the sort of place where I'd get fired for having pictures of myself with a cocktail in hand or in cosplay or that sort of thing. Even so, I don't say or put anything on my Facebook page I wouldn't feel comfortable having the general public know about.

Kildread
03-26-2011, 11:24 PM
I hate how so many people think cosplay is ridiculous. I personall think that making costumes and/or wearing them in public is cooler than, say, painting. I'm not saying painting ia bad, I'm just glad that I have an uncommon hobby :)

It registers as strange for the majority. Anything odd is deemed is ridiculous and mocked.

Doesn't just apply to cosplay.

It's been said already --- and in much better words than my addled brain can manage --- so I'll keep it short : Control your contact list. They don't like it and want to get all lecturing on it? Remove & block them.

Even better, put everything the most private possible and refuse any friends request from people you aren't genuinely sure about.

Though you'll have problems with social media for as long as you're in school --- because people in school have enough free time on their hands to pester others without rest.

fujyoshi
03-27-2011, 08:57 AM
I have 237 and I know them all.

wow I don't think I've ever known that many people in my entire life time.

Yukikittie
03-27-2011, 12:52 PM
I'm never quitting Facebook. It's a good way to see what my friends and relatives are up too, and I've even met some friends off of Facebook who live in areas around me.
As long as you don't go shoving it in other people's faces that you quit or dislike Facebook, than do whatever you want with it. It's not that big of a deal.
And I'm kinda tired of the Facebook hate. I know way too many people who blow up about how much they hate that website when it's mentioned, anywhere and at any time. I don't go off about how much I love Facebook when it's mentioned, why do you have to hate on it every damn time? It's not cool, it's really annoying.

toshirua3846384
03-27-2011, 03:49 PM
And I'm kinda tired of the Facebook hate. I know way too many people who blow up about how much they hate that website when it's mentioned, anywhere and at any time. I don't go off about how much I love Facebook when it's mentioned, why do you have to hate on it every damn time? It's not cool, it's really annoying.

^I agree with you on this one, but i only find it to be annoying when they don't have good reasons, or worse if they have reasons but because of something they done themselves it caused them to hate the whole site because of their own ignorance.
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However ; * dons the devils advocate top hat<---thats right, mines a top hat let it be known* people do have their own opinions, (wither they jump on the bandwagon or not) and people are entitled to their own opinions.

sam vimes
03-27-2011, 07:45 PM
I cut out some fat today -- at least twenty people I haven't had anything to do with in years.

I don't post there anywhere near as much as I post on here anyway.

radioheart
03-27-2011, 07:49 PM
I kind of wish I never got it, but it allows me to keep in contact with my friends who live in different parts of the world.

Fabulousity
03-27-2011, 08:02 PM
I quit once..... but then I joined again ^^;

CyberCandy
03-27-2011, 08:14 PM
I have two accounts actually xD
1 for my friends anf one for Castle Age[which i dont go on anymore]
I pretty much go on fb like once every few weeks.

Michi
03-27-2011, 08:46 PM
]I've been on Facebook since 2006. No reason to quit now! My page is pretty heavily filtered, so searching for me won't help you. Haha.

I love it because I can keep in contact with all sorts of friends. I am pretty good about not adding just everyone, yet I still have around 300 friends. I've got people from my old private elementary school, high school, college, my study abroad program, and cosplay. It adds up!

But my favorite part of Facebook? My dad moved to Thailand at the end of 2005, and that was the last time I saw him. We'd e-mail every few months or so. Now he has a Facebook, and it's truly the easiest way to keep in contact. It makes me really happy. :)

Tigress
03-27-2011, 08:53 PM
Facebook has proven to be a vital tool to keep in touch with people and organize them for events like conventions. Anything that I don't want non-friends or my employer to see I friend-lock. (Like venting about work-related frustration and setting up rooming arrangements for conventions.)

I don't friend anyone from work (even the ones that are actually my friends) and if they ask, I just tell them I keep co-workers at an arm's length of emotional distance. I don't even list my employers on my Facebook. Also my name is just common enough that it's a little hard to find information on me that isn't my side business's website.

fujyoshi
03-29-2011, 04:26 PM
My family makes being on there too much drama and I don't want any problems so I just do better not to have one. Not only that but I heard you get your idenity stolen from it now too.

penny_dreadful
03-29-2011, 06:55 PM
This is like gospel truth (http://runt-of-the-web.com/post/2472562549/why-i-need-quit-facebook).

Kildread
03-29-2011, 06:58 PM
This is like gospel truth (http://runt-of-the-web.com/post/2472562549/why-i-need-quit-facebook).

:rofl:

tunesonatuesday
03-29-2011, 10:55 PM
I use a nickname on Facebook, to hide from people who don't really know me, including potential employers. Also, I don't do crazy things. I drink, and go to Christmas parties, but I don't snort drugs off hookers. Also, if I ever thought an employer didn't hire me because of something off Facebook I would be on them like white on rice. Pictures off Facebook are my private personal life, and in no way reflect whether or not I can do my job.

Also, if you don't want people to see your cosplay photos and think you're weird, chances are that person is not your friend, so don't accept their friend requests and privatize your photos. There's no reason to bow to pressure and accept everyone you've ever known and the bum from the bus stop on Facebook. If someone is not your friend don't friend them, and use your security settings. People who aren't my friends see my name and profile picture and photo albums that I have specifically chosen to be public. Nothing more.

Also, Facebook kind of changes as you get older and your lives get busier. I've been out of high school two years now, and it's a great way to stay in regular contact with friends who are maybe going to uni in another province, or are just super super busy with school and work and don't get much free time to go hang out with friends. It isn't a place for dumb internet drama anymore.

I have... 159 friends, and recently cleared out anyone who I didn't actually know or really talk to.

Cadmium Polyphony
03-29-2011, 11:00 PM
Interesting (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/nyregion/30about.html).

Mesoian
03-29-2011, 11:10 PM
Interesting (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/nyregion/30about.html).

It's interesting, and kind of horrifying, but ultimately it feels like the blind swinging madly in darkness in hopes of striking some massive foe down.

I understand why they were upset, but the closure of the offender's account and the deletion of the pointer to the public is about all they can do. In reality, that picture is still probably on their servers somewhere, lost forever until a cache gets dumped. Facebook, photobucket, tumblr, any image repository, over the past 5 years, they've all gotten so massive that it's impossible to tell if something has or hasn't been truly deleted. All they can hope is that pointers left open to the public are removed.

It's an interesting case, but it's like shouting into the sea for the waves to stop.

As for facebook, it's pretty terrible. It seems like I swear off it for 5 months, go back upon getting a random friend invite, look around, see the copious amounts of facebook drama, and swear off of it again for another 5 months, only for the cycle to begin again.

Unfortunately, most people simply aren't smart enough to use social networking in a responsible manner.

Ninja Monkey
03-30-2011, 06:47 AM
Some really interesting points of view here :) I just want to say that ever since I quit Facebook, I've made more time for sewing. I found that I was spending waaay too mich time on Facebook just browsing. I remember my Christmas English exam about Facebook and narcissism, and now I laugh because I said that I'd never delete Facebook. Oh, and by the way, the only person who noticed was the student I was paired with for the student exchange to Poland, as she was trying to contact me.

Gimeurcookie
03-31-2011, 09:28 PM
My facebook was deleted for random reasons. (I wasn't on for a long time, almost half a year, only to see it gone) No one really noticed, but then again I never really used facebook. XD

DireKitty
03-31-2011, 09:35 PM
This is like gospel truth (http://runt-of-the-web.com/post/2472562549/why-i-need-quit-facebook).

I'm PuppyPatty.

... I need help.

I also post a lot of political things... but there's no funny name for that one.

... PoliticalPatty.

Jia Jem
04-02-2011, 12:03 PM
I never had one. Never wanted one. I made a deal with Admin over a year ago that I would make one, but I've never, ever used it. Maybe signed in twice. So I finally deleted it a few weeks ago. Even then, I didn't use my real name because I didn't want anyone from my past to find me.

Do I feel a little out of the loop when all my friends update and talk over facebook? Yes. But then again, I've never kept a blog, lj, twitter, or anything like that. I'm lazy and also a hermit. I don't have time to update these things, nor do I want everyone to know what kind of trouble I'm getting into.

The 4 people or so that I enjoy talking to might get a phone call once every few weeks. The only people I ever email are my parents, this is only when they email me asking if I am dead. That is extent of my social networking.

And I love it.

Kildread
04-02-2011, 12:06 PM
The 4 people or so that I enjoy talking to might get a phone call once every few weeks. The only people I ever email are my parents, this is only when they email me asking if I am dead. That is extent of my social networking.

And I love it.

Even with facebook, this feels eerily familiar.

EgnirysFaye
04-02-2011, 08:00 PM
I do have an account, but I don't use it all that frequently. I only have around 40 friends listed, and there is nothing scandalous posted *Is a really big goodiegoodie in real life anyhow*

I felt pretty neutral about it for a little while - did help keep in touch with people I knew closely from around the world, talk with other busy schoolmates, and reconnected with long ago childhood friends.


BUT, I just recently had a bit of a scare.


FB recently informed me that someone from California (I live in Ontario) was trying to hack into my account : / of course, changed my email/password. Though I do appreciate it heavily that FB was able to catch it, I still feel uneasy and tense.

Kildread
04-02-2011, 09:50 PM
FB recently informed me that someone from California (I live in Ontario) was trying to hack into my account : / of course, changed my email/password. Though I do appreciate it heavily that FB was able to catch it, I still feel uneasy and tense.

Make sure you know those 40 people on your friends list --- there's chances that the culprit is one of them.

Tigress
04-03-2011, 01:59 AM
Even then, I didn't use my real name because I didn't want anyone from my past to find me.

Most people from my "hometown" (moved all over the southeast during my childhood; the "hometown" is just the place I lived in the longest) can't find me because my name doesn't even remotely resemble the one I went by back then.

RydiaValentine
04-03-2011, 06:45 AM
My sister and I were defrauded by Facebook to join in when it opened, but we closed the account the same day we opened it.

I also had a Tuenti account, but I only entered two days and I closed it too.

I think it's better to don't have any social network account. Anybody could search you and kick you out of your job only because you can be found in the internet, even if you didn't do anything wrong. Better use a fake name if you really want an account.

ARIADecember
04-03-2011, 02:04 PM
I never got into stuff such as facebook, i guess it's a good way to keep in touch with people, but I'm the type who just likes to keep a few close friends around, if that makes since.

YukinaKipling
04-03-2011, 02:50 PM
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DireKitty
04-03-2011, 04:31 PM
Make sure you know those 40 people on your friends list --- there's chances that the culprit is one of them.

I'm in ur Facebook hakin' ur accountz

Lithium Flower
04-03-2011, 05:21 PM
Most people from my "hometown" (moved all over the southeast during my childhood; the "hometown" is just the place I lived in the longest) can't find me because my name doesn't even remotely resemble the one I went by back then.

When I first joined FB I had my full name and what not like a good girl does. In a completely open profile.

Now my name is nonsensical and silly and no one can see crap without me accepting a friend request.

I block users in certain groups from seeing a majority of my info as well.

DO NOT WANT ROBBERIES.

Ninja Monkey
04-06-2011, 10:26 AM
FB recently informed me that someone from California (I live in Ontario) was trying to hack into my account : / of course, changed my email/password. Though I do appreciate it heavily that FB was able to catch it, I still feel uneasy and tense.

Someone hacked into my account about a year ago. We fixed it, but one of my best friends called me up in tears because of something the hacker posted on my account about her. It was okay once she knew I had been hacked; but it's still dangerous.

Lulexiaa
04-07-2011, 03:37 AM
I DELETED MINE LIKE 5 MONTHS AGO...

Do you have a tumblr? If you dont try it out...

As the saying goes..

"Facebook makes you realize how different you are for people,
Tumblr makes you realize how similar you are"

Its something like that...

I deleted my facebook because it was so stressful...
I hate school. Itx the typical thing...
Like you see people making statuses about Jersey Shore, and the shows I watch are Anime..
You see people getting into new relationships every other day, and I'm inlove with a fictional 2D anime character...

Facebook made me feel depressed, since it has all thise drama with the "popular kids" in school.. I just dont want to be part of that, which is why I deleted my facebook...

tabetha2010
04-07-2011, 08:21 AM
I DELETED MINE LIKE 5 MONTHS AGO...

Do you have a tumblr? If you dont try it out...

Tumblr makes you realize how similar you are"



Hmmm you know what? I've been hearing alot about Tumblr lately from many people and it seems pretty nice, so I guess I'll give it a try ^_^

Charlotte00
04-08-2011, 07:35 AM
I have never had facebook, nor do I intend to get it.
I find it scary how alot of your personal information is on your page- even if you don't post heaps, your friends might say "Going to the beach with __' and I just find that scary.
There was once an incident with two friends who decided it would be funny to make me a facebook page with stupid things like "I like to feel my boobies" and the like, and then added senior members of an out of school activity that I do.
Needless to say I was not amused.
Although facebook can be great when used correctly, I don't want to take that risk- it's so easy to make a profile of anyone and it is practically the perfect place for identity theives.
There was once a website called 'robmeplease' or something, where people would upload when people would be out of their houses or on holidays on facebook, and people would upload it to the website.
You need to be sooo careful with what you say and who you add.

defia
04-10-2011, 04:48 AM
Me neither, haven't got an account. Even though even my dad and sister does! 8D I've actually never been to those social communities, which require a photo of yourself: cosplay.com was probably the first page I ever entered with a picture of myself : D I just don't think I need to know everything that's happening around people I barely know (speaking of FB again). I trust my friends enough to know, that they'll inform me of their personal things if they want me to know. So I won't have to read it online.