To Facebook Or Not Facebook and that is the question

Westland, Michigan
April 1, 2016 10:19am CST
Everyone is shocked to hear that I do not have a facebook account. I am on the internet a lot and I am IT person (no, I do not work on PCS, but I do work on mainframes). I made this decision after my wife signed up for facebook a few years ago and I saw how much time she spent on it and she would show me some posts of friends doing something. That's nice that you know how your friends are doing, but common, I saw something from one our friends and it was like in 4 different posts. Post 1: we are going to the theater tonight. Post 2: We just sat down, the place looks great. Post 3: It is intermission now. Post 4: The show is now over. I am sorry, I do not need to know every detail about everyone. So do you facebook?
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11 responses
• United States
1 Apr 16
To tell you the truth I am sorry I signed there my friend. For many reasons. The problem is you cannot delete your acct in my understanding. You can take it off for a while though. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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@hydraa (805)
• Mumbai, India
1 Apr 16
i think we can delete the account. there's an option for deactivating your account. They also ask you reason for deactivating the account.
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• United States
1 Apr 16
@hydraa I see thank you my friend..I do know of deactivating. I think under special circumstance one can delete.
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@hydraa (805)
• Mumbai, India
1 Apr 16
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@carebear29 (28883)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
1 Apr 16
I have one. Barely use it anymore. I share my posts, holidays and some other things and do sales but thats about it.
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@hydraa (805)
• Mumbai, India
1 Apr 16
true I don't know why people post each and every detail like you described. even I hardly open my facebook account. sometimes its fun to read the sensible post, and watch the funny videos.
• Westland, Michigan
2 Apr 16
I do like the funny videos. I guess I have my private screener (my wife that has a facebook account) for the videos. If she thinks it is funny, she will show me.
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@hydraa (805)
• Mumbai, India
2 Apr 16
@mypointsju I am glad to know you have a lovely wife.
@Shavkat (66783)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
I have a Facebook account. But I don't use it often. I just feel annoyed seeing some posts of my friends. It is like putting their life in an open book. I may sound weird, but yes I am in that sense.
• Westland, Michigan
1 Apr 16
That is the #1 reason why I won't join. I don't care that your dog just went to the bathroom or you finished your makeup.
@Shavkat (66783)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
@mypointsju That's what make myself so crazy about.
@Blondie2222 (22852)
• United States
3 Apr 16
I do facebook but i'm not on it all the time. I just get on to see photos of my nieces and nephew and catch up on their lives as they live farther than me. I like to keep in touch with family on there that's why i have it.
• Westland, Michigan
3 Apr 16
I would be interested in joining if that is all I saw. I just know once my friends found out, they would friend me or whatever you do on Facebook and then I would have to accept and then I would be stuck reading or viewing stuff I am not interested in at all.
@LeaPea2417 (23085)
• Toccoa, Georgia
2 Apr 16
Yes, I am use Facebook a lot. I keep up with family and friends and play Farmville.
@AkoPinay (10114)
• Philippines
2 Apr 16
I have Facebook account to communicate with my friends and relatives overseas. Facebook messaging is a lot cheaper than SMS and most of the time it is free for us in the Philippines and I have Facebook pages to share my nature photos and blog links
@DWDavis (15654)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Apr 16
I have a presence of Facebook as an indie author and publisher. I do still have a personal page but rarely post on it.
@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
1 Apr 16
I'm on facebook under a false name. I don't want to be flooded with 'friends'. The reason why I'm there at all is that I occasionally spy on people I know. When I've seen what they're up to, I leave.
@norcal (3212)
• Nevada City, California
1 Apr 16
I do use it. It helps me keep in contact with friends and family far away. If people are too crazy with posting, I hide them from my feed. That way, I can still check in with them if I want to, but I don't have to be flooded with all of their posts. Most people don't post all that often.
@cupkitties (7593)
• United States
1 Apr 16
I have a Facebook account, but rarely visit anymore. I used to spend free time playing games there, but quickly got bored with it. The only reason I made it in the first places was because my family always posts their business on there and then everybody comes to me "Did you know about so and so? I don't give a rats butt anymore. Their business isn't that important if they can't talk to me directly about it.