A rant about facebook.

@marguicha (91713)
Chile
December 8, 2012 8:54am CST
A long time ago I got into FB. It seems we all did. But suddenly I discovered that it wasn`t so easy to have a nice conversation there as we do here. Most people there will not care about explining something better or describing well an experience. I got tired of this sort of talk where a lot of people just said "lol". One would think that they are forced to say something even if they have not thought about the subject. I decided to delete everyone there who was not a real personal friend or a close member of my family. RIP facebook! But I hsave mylotand I`m very happy here.
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23 responses
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 Dec 12
I hardly ever visit facebook. I have an account but I am not crazy about it either. I think the biggest thing that turns me off from it is the way people at work stalk other people and try to find something to talk about. I keep my time there limited and non personal for the most part.
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@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
I find facebook fascinating at first particularly when i came to know the whereabouts of friends whom i had been close years before. But later on this interest faded and I found that i would gain/learn more by spending my time here in mylot than doing FB.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
11 Dec 12
I was elated when I found a friend I had not seen for years. But then, after we became friends, we did not have much to say to each other.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
yes that was what happened at first, the excitement of being in touch again after several years but later on this too had somewhat tone down as every time i open my account i am seeing the same pattern of activities. I visit my account maybe once a week more on to check other activities that my children and close relatives had been to that i may not be aware of.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
15 Dec 12
Fortunatly most of the people I love are in the same city I live. I phone them or visit.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
9 Dec 12
Lol lol lol ... I am one of them Well its good to have the option , the internet is wide and full of social networks to suite everyone needs . I like Facebook not just because it make it easy to keep up with all my interest, but because I have a lot of real friends there and family members .
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
10 Dec 12
I have a friend you is addict to FB, but I have noticed that she has had some trouble with her real life friends because of that too. It seems that she loves to post all sorts of things and not everything is for everyone.
• United States
10 Dec 12
People are the ones making the social site look bad , it was design to bring people together but some people behave on the net just as they do in real life so if they are always looking for attention, you will see them always making status updates also .
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
11 Dec 12
The proble is that we all know that not all people are nice. When my kids were little, they wanted to go to school by themselves. I did not let them. I told them that I trusted them, but I did not trust other people.
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
I only have close friends and family on my facebook private account. It's a good way to communicate with a loved one from another country. I don't think it's advisable to get into facebook for discussion reasons. Because most people are more interested in just looking for pictures than discussing something. But it's good for business. Because I opened an account in Facebook two years ago for my clothing and accessory business and you can really have sales in there.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
9 Dec 12
I don`t even understand how you can sell through FB, but I`m glad that it has helped you.
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
Yeah. I was surprised, too. I was just trying it out to see and was surprised that the business is doing great. But I was scammed once for accepting a check payment. But all in all, it's great. Maybe I got lucky on Facebook.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
9 Dec 12
My sister has her two children in another country, THey communicate easily with Skype. It doesn`t have to involve other people.
@UmiNoor (3477)
• Malaysia
10 Dec 12
I've never really gotten into the FB craze. The accounts that I created in FB had now been abandoned. I don't like to go there. It's such a fake place with fake friends. I don't have friends who are on FB.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
10 Dec 12
While I have friends that are on FB, they all know that if they want to reach me they can either phone me of send me an email. I check my mail every day.
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@allknowing (62957)
• India
9 Dec 12
I only have those who I know, on FB. Initially I was excited to discover long lost friends and family and uploaded my entire life there but what I have noticed is others only send you forwards but do not share their life. I have stopped updating my status there but do look up now and then.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
9 Dec 12
A couple of friends of mine did that and it was very dangerous. The things they uploaded were missused by people and it had escaped their posibilities of delelting everything in time.
@allknowing (62957)
• India
9 Dec 12
I have played safe and what I have uploaded there is benign.
@Mavic123456 (9704)
• Thailand
8 Dec 12
Ohh .. I don't have strangers in my personal facebook account, even my friend's boyfriend, that I have not met yet. Facebook is very personal thing for me, where I put my digitized photos and whereabouts. So i don't have any one there except my closest friends and relatives. But I do have another account and this account is for gaming only so no personal pictures are posted there except for game requests. and it is used also by my sisters to their different game requests.
• Thailand
9 Dec 12
of course. I can not brag 50 friends who are not actually my friends. It was just too awful and lying.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
15 Dec 12
I just got into it again. It started out just doing a few casino type games along with chatting with other site admins discussing site issues. Then I started playing some of the other games that those people sent me invites to. Now I am addicted. I don't make any money doing that, but I do have fun with it. I guess that I will figure it out one of these days. I stopped playing games a couple of years ago after being totally addicted to it, but I was working full time at the time as well so I didn't really have time to do it. Have a great weekend!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
10 Dec 12
I can see why you are ranting about facebook and I can think of a lot of situations where I would be doing the same thing. However, I don't spend a lot of time trying to talk to people on facebook. Instead, I will check in once every day or two to see what is going on with my people and I might update my status and that is about it. For me, I find that I'm not one of those people that can be endlessly addicted to facebook like many people are.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
10 Dec 12
What would you call updating your status? From what my friends tell me, it seems that they post everything about them and that is hardly personal
• India
9 Dec 12
Hi friend, we don't get more fun and enjoyment in fb, we can share our photos, videos and other things there, but we don't have a lively interaction in fb like mylot. The concept of mylot is far different from fb and we have more fun and enjoyment with our friends while interacting in mylot
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
10 Dec 12
I agree with you, friend. Here we can have real conversations. And while not all of them are to our liking, we can always find enough do have fun and learn some.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
9 Dec 12
Really I only keep FB because of family and friends over seas other wise FB is not use to me!
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
10 Dec 12
I suppose that can help to show pictures to our people abroad. But my sister, who has her two children abroad, keeps in touch with them through Skype.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
Hello, Mama Marguicha! Although Facebook seems to be a very simple platform were everyone can easily adopt themselves into, you will see how different the topics are talked about. I think that the exchange of conversations are shallow and somewhat not that useful or meaningful as compared to Mylot. I still have my Facebook but I rarely communicate with friends unless there are really important things that we need to talk about, but they are ofcourse in private. But somehow, I do find myself to be joking too, with few friends and my sister and cousin with regards to newly uploaded photos.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
9 Dec 12
I feel it`s easier to talk to my friends by the phone. I only use FB to see if my grandchildren are home (near a laptop) Then I call them. As for pictures, I prefer to have them sent to me by mail. I keep the important ones, such as the last pictures of the kids.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
for me facebook is a way for others to just boast for something.. everything what`s new in them they will post there. their new cellphone, laptop, car, with matching pictures is it necessary to tell all the people in the world of facebook that hey i got a new ipad.. i don`t know if i`m just being sensitive but i can`t stand reading something like that.. not unlike here we can learn here from our fellow mylotters..
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
8 Dec 12
I seldom add friends in my fb, and if I do, because I know them. I also got my search engine turned off. I dont like people searching me, but there was one time a very suspicious name tried to add me. It has the same name with my husband but last name was a Filipino word for stupid but it was inverted, and it added my mom and my sister. It doesnt have any pics, so I suspected it could have been my husbands ex or some friends who dont want to be known. It was really weird.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I think that FB is made so it is easy for some people to get inot the lives of other people. I wish there was a law against that.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 12
Too many people on Facebook who just add you and then send game requests....
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
That pisses me. I had to delete one of my grandsons for that. He did not understand so I told him that if he wanted to talk to me, there was the phone or he could come over.
• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Dec 12
I LOVE MyLot so much! There is no where better than being here. I am not a fan of facebook at all. I HATE it there, I don't waste much of my time with that stupid site honestly. I like having discussions here and I like having friends here.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I only look at FB once in a while to see without commenting pictures that some friends post there. THey will not understand that I`ll be happier if they send the picture in a mail.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Dec 12
i DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY COMPARISON EITHER. i STILL LOVE MYLOT THE BEST, tHERE ARE SOME ON FB THAT DRIVE ME NUTS. They just wear me out w/the same old, same old all the time. I need to learn how to delete some of mine.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
One of the problems of FB, Jo, is that he young people who have access to FB make it a public place and that includes some of their contacts. I am given the real name of people I don`t know each day telling me that they have so many friends in common with me. That itself is a brech of my privacity.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 12
At FB mainly if conversations are between friends then it is like email , but if between those who dont know each other personally then there seems to b a general reluctance,here at mylot , it is mainly discussions about topics and not personal but general comments so it doesnt feel ackward,. topic is the main focus.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
You are right, of course. But the young people who have access to FB make it a public place and that includes some of their contacts. I am given the real name of several people I don`t know each day telling me that they have so many friends in common with me. That itself is a brech of my privacity that includes my name.
@prashu228 (25821)
• India
8 Dec 12
I am not comfortable with Facebook. Just kept the account for name sake as many of my friends are on Facebook and they are quiet active. So that i get the updates. I don't use Facebook for anything else.
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
THat`s what I am doing for some time. I have even "unlearnt" how to use the facebook.
@groupepub (150)
• France
8 Dec 12
let FB be a social network to share links, pictures, create facebook page and talk with our friends and families. I like mylot because here I can share my experience with the right people, learn more from users and finally get corrected in case what I'm doing or thinking is a mistake ;)
@marguicha (91713)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I found out some time ago that I could use FB to see if my friends were home or near a phone and then I`d call them. It`s easier to talk than to write.