What Do You Think of People Who Spend Full Days on Facebook?

@mythociate (14978)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
April 6, 2011 5:35pm CST
The original Facebook (made for university campuses) was like a yearbook made at the beginning of the year so you could know the names that went with the faces you saw around campus ... so that you could interact more smoothly In Real Life. I imagine Mark Zuckerberg originally put it together for a similar reason---so that people living IRL could report what they were doing IRL so that other people IRL could join them, help them, and see their work IRL. Especially with the development of 'games' and 'apps,' Facebook seems to be evolving away from that---toward more of a full-time chat-room. Personally, I reserve a 3-hour slot on my schedule for 'Facebooking.' How about you, and what do you think of people who spend more time there?
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• United States
6 Apr 11
I don't think there is anything but my games that could get me to facebook that long. I can go weeks without going there if I am not playing games. I could care less about the boring lifes that are there.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7 Apr 11
So it's just a big game-site?
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• United States
7 Apr 11
I go to facebook to play my games not to socialize with people. My chaat is off so no one knows when I am on the site.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Apr 11
hi myth I think they need to come back here and mylot thats what I think but still whatever floats anyone's boat is fine with me. I am on facebook but I do not really go ape over it to quote my son about spmethings. If people love it more power to them and they have fun and enjoy it thats neat. for me I enjoy mylot much more but again thats just me and I am like diana if they are happy being there then thats happy time for them and who am I to begrudge anyone being happy. I think people on social networks usually have alot to give to each other. I remember a song Barbara Streisand sang called People who need People are the luckiest people in the World. and you know I think theres a whole lot of truth to that as we are made to be friendly and social human beings and to love and care for each other.Christ himself preached that and I do believe it also.
@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7 Apr 11
Amen! Hallelujah! People are the power of any network---whether it's wireless or cans-and-string, the cords aren't tight enough without the people pulling!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
6 Apr 11
I don't think anything about what other people do or how they spend their time as I have enough other things to think about If they are happy then good for them and it keeps them off the streets surely? If I start thinking about them then they might start thinking about me spending such a lot of my time here - or maybe they already do. Who cares? Live and let live!
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• United States
7 Apr 11
Hi mysd No kidding no point for me to think about how they spend their time, because doing so may take me away from here.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7 Apr 11
Thinking about 'how others spend their time elsewhere' helps you understand 'why/how they spend their time with you.' For example, if you know what a particular soul did in Heaven, it might help you understand why it is with you on Earth now!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
7 Apr 11
Why should I question why they want to spend their time with me? I am more than happy when they do without questioning their reasons.
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@KrauseHome (34982)
• United States
8 Apr 11
Personally I do know others who have spent a lot of their Free time in Facebook playing games and such, and not really taking time to do anything else. Have heard of people getting divorces even because of this. I know I went thru a spurt even there for a while, where I spent more time on Facebook than anywhere else. Now it is as time permits, or as I feel like it is worth being there. Now most of my Free time online is spent here, and that is a Better place for sure.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 Apr 11
Your contribution isn't any less-valid on Facebook than here on myLot, but here on myLot we are encouraged to really respect your contribution and lift it higher than on Facebook!
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@KrauseHome (34982)
• United States
10 Apr 11
Thanks for the Best Response my friend, and personally there is way more validation with posting here and allowing others to respond back and encourage where on Facebook a lot of times it is for a fleeting moment for most to never wonder about again.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12 Apr 11
I agree. I posted a question there about the Family Tree 'Possible Family' function; it just sat there because no one cares if you have a question they could answer ... (Maybe that sounds a bit hypocrite of me ... when I'm on Facebook and someone has a question about something, I usually dismiss it and go on to play games too )
@allknowing (61569)
• India
8 Apr 11
Facebook is a social networking site. Those who do not have many real life friends may enjoy being on facebook and spend hours there. And those who spend hours there may be are those who do not have a regular job and so have all the time in the world to sit in front of their pc and live in a world of fantasy!
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 Apr 11
I take it you are neither one! I don't have a regular job, but I know what real-life is! and I know it's NOT Facebook! myLot is closer to real-life, but the REAL real life is in LIVING (i.e. SPENDING CASH-MONEY!! or not )
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@allknowing (61569)
• India
10 Apr 11
You have put it very nicely. But 'real' friends these days are evasive what with their own hands filled with activity that does not feel the need for people around them. Anything overdone becomes stale after a while. When I first joined Facebook I was like a child with a new toy exploring. I searched for lost friends, got them - what next? It has now become stale and I rarely post anything there.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12 Apr 11
Like MySpace ... Who even GOES there anymore?
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@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
7 Apr 11
We call them addicts. It's okey with me if i cannot open my facebook in a day or in a week, or sometimes if i can open it everyday, i will just check my notifications and inbox and scroll down to see if there are interesting things happening among my friends and comments if i have to, and check who's online if there are people that i wanted to talk who is online then i will spend more time until we ended our conversation, if there's no one i am intersted to talk to i will just log out and closed the tab, and proceed to mylot. that just it.
@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Apr 11
That's pretty-much what I do too, except I keep the tab up for about an hour in case any of my friends want to respond to any of my comments.
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@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
12 Apr 11
yeah, sometimes i keep my tab up also, if i have lots of responces in mylot while chatting a friend in fb.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12 Apr 11
I don't do chatting ... seems to take up too much 'bandwidth'
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
8 Apr 11
I guess everyone has their own thing. I usually just do a few minutes a week on there. I like it but I usually visit and then get out of there. I don't play the games like a lot of people do though. I played the texas holdem for a while and that kept me on there for a couple of hours a day for a while..but after I got burnt out on that, I just kind of moved away from facebook I guess.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 Apr 11
Kind of like a 'favorite TV-show' ... after you spend a-season-or-three watching the heck out of it, it kinda turns "vanilla" (and yes, The Simpsons has been 'vanilla' for a little while now!)
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@polaris77 (2019)
• Bacau, Romania
7 Apr 11
I don't spend too much time on Facebook,although I log in every day;I usually check out for news from my friends or share a link when I have something that I consider interesting in my mind,and sometimes I chat,but not for long.I think that people who spend many hours on FB evey day are addicted to this site,and any addiction represents a big problem for any person;I understand that people need to chat with others for different reasons,but I would certainly not do it for hours every day and to play all those games for hours is really useless as long as it doesn't bring any benefit.I think that I've become addicted to mylot,so I sually don't spend more than 10-15 minutes a day on Facebook,but at least I can earn something on mylot,and it's definitely not wasted time,as it would be for me to spend so much time on Facebook.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Apr 11
But if you have enough of the right friends on Facebook, you can send them all to YOUR discussions here on myLot. You're right to be addicted to myLot, as long as that means you're responding to more-and-more discussions!
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@surekharathi (14134)
• India
7 Apr 11
I hate those people who are spending their full day on facebook only for chatting but if the persons using facebook for earning then no problem if they are using full day. I have no time to join the facebook full day so I checked my account only once in a day because my most of the articles link are appeared in the facebook.
@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Apr 11
But chatting is closer to what Facebook was MADE for, and earning-money on Facebook makes it more 'spammy'.
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@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
7 Apr 11
I used to spend much time on Facebook, when I did not have other things to do. Now I go there like once a day to stay updated on what friends and family do. I some time leave a comment. It is easy to get in touch with people worldwide through Facebook. you get a quick response. I do not think Facebook should rule people's lives. There is a real world with real people.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Apr 11
and Facebook is meant to SUPPORT that real life activity ... announcing it and commenting on it
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7 Apr 11
i just think maybe they have their own reason there... work, fun, hobby, making friend, etc... when i get addicted to the game zynga poker.... i play 18 hour a day.. and yeah... everyday i play it... it runs about 3 - 5 month... now i love to play farmville...it so fun..
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Apr 11
... to each `is own
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@r0ck_r0ck (1953)
• India
7 Apr 11
Spending 24hours on facebook? wow i didnt know ppls did that. i mean you need to go out right get some fresh air and such, being on the computer 24hours is a sign of nolifeness lol. i have a few friends who stays of facebook almost all the time but they are afk(Away from keyboard) most of the time. 3 hours is fine, you must have lots of friends to talk to.. but full time facebook is just ridiculous.. well atleast thats what i think.
@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Apr 11
"nolifeness" I like that. but no, not exactly "a lot of friends"; more like 'the normal number of friends, but a slow-a$* computer.'
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@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
7 Apr 11
I hate people who are like that. A few months ago, my husband would stay in facebook for almost the whole day and it makes me angry looking at him do it cause there are other things that he can do but he is not doing it because of facebook. Those who spend plenty of time in facebook are those people who have nothing to do with their lives.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Apr 11
At least they don't think of doing something DESTRUCTIVE with their lives!
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• United States
7 Apr 11
I really don't think about people who spend time on Facebook if they enjoy it that is good. It is intended to be enjoyed. I hope no one is too obsessed with it but hey to each his own. Personally I don't spend much time there at all. Although I have an account their with lots of friends and family listed on my private account, somehow if I need to get a hold of them I have access via phone and or email.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Apr 11
I think Facebook is more like a universal (i.e. for all types of schools and employments one goes through in life) yearbook. I know my 10-year High School Reunion got the invites out via Facebook!
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@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
6 Apr 11
I probably spend too much time on Facebook but I enjoy it so I think so long as I am enjoying it then thats ok there are a lot worse things people can be doing so I am ok with it...
@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7 Apr 11
Just be careful it doesn't stop you from doing something better when something better comes around! (and 'something better' WILL come around! )
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@neenie (344)
• United States
6 Apr 11
If I'm online, I normally have a tab opened up for facebook. But I'm never just on facebook.. I have to have multiple tabs open and doing different things. I normally get on at least once a day so that I can catch up on everyone's status. I think it just keeps me up to date with everyone in my life. And since I work different hours from everyone, it helps me out a lot. But I don't reserve time to be on facebook.
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@mythociate (14978)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7 Apr 11
That's a lot like the trend today of people with apps on their 'cell phone'-devices that run Facebook for them there!
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• Philippines
7 Apr 11
I only spent a 10 minutes on my facebook, the activities i usually do is reading messages and comments then farmville and cityville. then nothing else i visit every two days
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
7 Apr 11
Hi. mythociate. I think that they are very addicted. But I guess that they can say the same thing about me, being that I am at myLot most of my time too. My addiction to myLot is about helping others and getting helped back. Facebook is just a way for others to connect with each other and be friendly. MyLot is like a second life to me. Facebook is becoming more of a popular hang out for many people. Not for me though.
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@gayunara (13)
• Philippines
7 Apr 11
i believe in balancing my real life from my cyber life.. personally,i don't want to focus all my energy in the net... because i've been exposed the whole day already infront of my computer in my office.. its so tiring... nevertheless, fb are good for the retirees... at least they have something to do.. a past time..my auntie spends her day in front of the fb, and look she became more close to our relatives and friends.
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@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
7 Apr 11
I don't care how much time one waste on facebook its there life i am not the one to tell them what they should be doing if they enjoy it then its good for them i hardly spend 30 minutes on facebook in a week and just use it to login see what's happening and logout
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