I have deleted facebook

@ronaldinu (12454)
Malta
July 11, 2009 12:51am CST
First of all I think there can be a breach of privacy. People on your friends list can see what you are doing or what you did in the past days or weeks. I treasure privacy a lot. On can argue that if you are not happy with something than don't post it online. For example I went to Sicily with my colleagues and everybody posted his holiday photos online. So whether you like it or not you'' ll end up with your photos online. Secondly I think it's addictive and a waste of time. Are you still using facebook?
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48 responses
• United States
13 Jul 09
i still have it.. i have my profile on private so that not every one will see what i do but im too addicted to farm town to quit lol
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
13 Jul 09
i think many online with facebook is waste time . beacuse what? because it doest pay you. i use facebook but only to search my old friends in senior high school and elementarcy school.. i just only waste my time in site which pays me.
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@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Well I've just now became a member of Facebook, just this past week, I'm still learning how it all works. I do have alot friends on there, I think half the people from my church are on there..ha. I haven't had any problems with it so far, I don't get on it everyday anyway, just when I remember to.
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• United States
13 Jul 09
I am still on facebook, and yes I think it is addictive. I spend way to much time there. I do have photos of me online I didnt post there, but oh well. It does not bother me to bad. I waste a lot of time there and I should cut down a lot. I need to spend a lot less time online all together.
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@violeta_va (4842)
• Australia
12 Jul 09
i started using face book about 2 months ago so i can post pictures of my newborn and everyone can see them. I have family all over the world which includes all my inlaws. if i was to send pictures to all of them on regular bases i will spend a lot of time doing so this way i post every day and the can all see how my baby grows and my older son too.Also i found lots of my lost friends. I have played with setings so my pictures can be seen by friends only.
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@heehaw78 (566)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 09
yes i do, to me facebook is a waste of time, you spent lots of time there just to have fun. I only goes there when my friends ask me to add them or to checked on their updates.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
12 Jul 09
The only time I log into facebook is when I get a message from ironically a friend on Mylot who has found me on there, I always tell them I am hardly ever on Facebook but I still accept their friendship, seems rude not to. But I haven't got the time, inclination or interest with Facebook to be honest, so I take it or leave it. But yes it can be an invasion of privacy but sadly nothing on the internet nowadays is deemed private, even some of my honest and open discussions I have made on Mylot are open to scrutiny to people I wouldn't want reading them!
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I have to say that I am in agreement with you, ronaldinu. While I still have my Facebook account I am not really active there. The social networking sites, for the most part, take up quite a bit of your time, if you remain active. I am seriously considering deleting my accounts to all of my social sites because I just don't have the time. The site that I like more than any other(except for myLot), is my reading site. There I can interact with friends, review books, and do a lot of other nice things.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I do still use facebook and that is the biggest reason I have not been in here for the past year. I usually spend about an hour a day playing games and then I stay away from the site. Since I started back here again, I haven't felt as much of the urge to go in there so I will see what happens. But if you must know the truth, this site is extremely addictive to me too. I had gone to bed an hour ago and couldn't sleep so I am back out here on the computer. I don't mind my photos being online. They do me no good if I don't share them. I don't post many things (my applications sometimes do), but I don't treasure my privacy that much anyway. I don't mind sharing my wins and losses or anything else for that matter. Thanks for bringing up the topic.
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• Canada
11 Jul 09
I have been using Facebook a lot lately. My main reason for this is that most of my family is on Facebook, so if i want them all to see my most recent pictures and upsates, that is the best way to show them. They live all over Canada and the USA, and I don't always get to see them that often.
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
11 Jul 09
Your case is an example how to be used in a constructive way
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
13 Jul 09
Hey...dear friend, nice to hear from you! I OPTED out of Facebook over a year ago, only because I am a privacy freak! I never did post a photo, or any personal data on Facebook....no more than necessary. I think that if that were me, I would have asked my friends to delete(not post) photos that included me! I both love and fear the cyber world! Anonyminity is very hard to achieve today...but I will struggle to preserve mine! Cheers!
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@UK_Shree (3604)
11 Jul 09
Well when facebook first became really popular I didn't want to join for exactly all the reasons that you have mentioned here. But then as I started to lose touch with a few friends I decided it might actually be easier to stay in contact with certain people by signing up. And so I only actually joined up with facebook around 6 months or so ago and I only have around 30 friends, and they are all people I actually do like! I have noticed a lot of people have 200+ friends which just seems silly to me. It's more like a popularity contest for some people.
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@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
11 Jul 09
Did you? That is sad. Did you know that you can set your privacy settings to different levels of who sees what? I still use it because I have a lot of people that I cannot keep in touch with any other way, just because time would not allow me to email or call them all of the time. I love seeing photos of friends, relatives and former students, get to wish them happy birthday, and get invited to more events and invite more of them to events. I have people coming to my husband's 60th party who we lost touch with but used to see all of the time when we lived in NY, including relatives that we lost touch with. It is addictive, for sure, but it does not replace other things that I need to do. I do it instead of watching TV, also a passive activity, but it is more fun for me.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
11 Jul 09
I left there probably a year ago for similar reasons. I understand what you mean about others putting up your picture and tagging you and stuff and all your friends can see and there friends can see and all that junk. Also I felt that the main people that added me to facebook were people who were wanting to increase their friends numbers because they sure didn't talk to me at all. Just the first time to add me, you know," wow haven't see you in 20 years would love to chat facebook is great!" and then I never hear from them again. So I figured if you didn't bother with me in real life then and you aren't bothering with me in my life now, what is the point of all this being on display. I don't get the big deal with all these social networking sites and I am not signed up to any of them. It is a waste of time if you ask me.
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@Gemstar6 (71)
• New Zealand
14 Jul 09
I just don't get into it. I was recommended to it by a friend and now it's just naff. I don't like everyone knowing what I'm up to, and, frankly, whether your BF makes great pancakes doesn't interest me either. It's close to getting wiped but not yet, I'm waiting for those redeeming features to show themselves.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
11 Jul 09
Hi ronald! I have never signed up for facebook because I was concerned for the privacy issue. I have considered it a couple of times butit was a fairly new site and I wanted to see what people said about it. Alot of people like it and I have considered it but after reading this..I'm thinking it's not a site for me. Take care..oh..how's the little dog?
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
11 Jul 09
Cookies huh? That is intriguing
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
11 Jul 09
Never use facebook, mylot is enough for me. If you treasure privacy, don't post photos or give out personal info. If they post photos with you in it, just tell them to take it off. I'm not sure how our photos can be posted online without our permission, but maybe that's how face book works?
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
11 Jul 09
Even if you don't have a facebook account you might still have one of your photos there without your knowledge.. If your friends or relatives have a facebook account and you have attended a birthday party or wedding the chances are that your pic might be in there too
• India
4 Aug 09
Hello my friend ronaldinu Ji, Well, I have never used such sites, nor I ahave anything in my mind. Your views are very much appriciable, as privacy is always at risk. Let's maintain privacy. May god bless You and have a great time.
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
I have friends there who have private profiles, so why not just do that? I only use it to keep in touch with people, I don't really post anything there. But my whole life is posted on Multiply, Yuwie and a few other places.
• United States
22 Jul 09
I am still using mylot, and other websites too. Actually, sometimes I get annoyed by some online photos as well, but I do not mind that at all. All I want from facebook is keeping in touch with my relatives and my friends. I am not addictive in facebook. Just like mylot, I spend only fifteen or thirty minutes on facebook.