For someone who didn't like facebook

By sofs
@sofssu (14749)
June 13, 2016 4:18am CST
I used to hate FB like crazy. I hardly visited my account or posted anything there for years. Then I found groups on FB which ignite my passion for gardening, crafts, photography etc. Its been great to have a network of people in your region who will help you and provide you assistance and advice when you need. I have been exchanging and trading stuff and ideas with people on FB and have even met some to do so. For someone who hated FB I am spending a lot of time there these days. I have met some very knowledgeable people who are willing to help or give you stuff in exchange for something you have excess of. One person I met there also went out of their way to help me with a craft project. Its a discovery for me.. that has taught me one thing, nothing is good or bad as it is.. its all about how we use the things or technology we have. I am having fun on FB for the first time in so many years.
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@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
13 Jun 16
I belong to a couple of groups on Facebook also one of which is a about happenings in my town. I still don't go into facebook all that much maybe only once a week.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Yea I guess its more about needs. I am happy to get so much information there and learning a lot from my interactions on FB groups..
@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@sofssu I find out a lot about what is going on in the town through facebook.
@rebelann (27989)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jun 16
That is great. I visit my FB everyday but mostly I share the photos of the rescue pets who need homes otherwise there isn't much for me there unless one of my friends actually posts something ..... my account is very private and I never add someone I do not actually know.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@rebelann I am part of an animal rescue group too locally on FB. I am only active in these groups not on the personal FB page.
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@rebelann (27989)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jun 16
You would be surprised how many pets find their homes via FB shares or for that matter Twitter shares @sofssu it does help even if just a little.
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@sofssu (14749)
21 Jun 16
@rebelann Yes that is for sure.. we have done quite a few here ourselves.
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@SIMPLYD (72897)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Those are the kind of people we would like to meet at FB . I am at FB only to see what my relatives and closest friends are saying and thinking and posting ,
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD Those are the only kinds i would like to meet.. I communicate with family and relates only on the phone and whats app.
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@SIMPLYD (72897)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@sofssu I like seeing the pictures posted my relatives . It makes me how those that i haven't seen for years look now . I also love to see pictures of their travels . Makes me at least see the places even without actually going there .
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@sofssu (14749)
21 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD I guess most people are doing that.. We have family groups on what'sapp where we post pics. So its pretty much the same, but a lot more private I guess.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
I belong to several different types of FB groups. You can learn a lot about things you love.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill That is so true.. I wonder why I never checked it out all these days.
• United States
14 Jun 16
@sofssu Some people don't realize there are all kinds of groups on FB.
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@sofssu (14749)
21 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill I was one of those until lately. LOL
@wiLLmaH (8158)
• Singapore, Singapore
13 Jun 16
I am using facebook relentlessly...before. Now I am just using it to promote our blogs and keep on track with yhe groups I joined. :) I am too lazy nowadays even hitting the loke button. Haha
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@wiLLmaH LOL So you have gone from one extreme to another. I just use FB for an hour or a bit more everyday. I don't think I will spend more time that that in future too.
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@wiLLmaH (8158)
• Singapore, Singapore
14 Jun 16
@sofssu Yeo! Haha! I always do "check-in". Now I do not know I became to lazy on doing those. haha!
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@wiLLmaH I guess you've reached your saturation point.
@polyxena (2597)
• Sturgis, Michigan
13 Jun 16
I don't mind Facebook for the groups, though most of them are boring.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@polyxena What kind of groups have you joined? The ones I have has a lot of knowledge sharing going on which is region specific and useful.
@polyxena (2597)
• Sturgis, Michigan
15 Jun 16
@sofssu Most of them are product review groups or groups for health conditions.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
FB has its good points and bad-- I personally see way too much negativity about lots of topics that people start culture wars over there !
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Yup it does.. I still don't look beyond the groups and their activity, which is pure fun and learning.
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• United States
14 Jun 16
@sofssu I have not been involved enough in the groups I do belong to, over there
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@shubhu3 (8702)
• New Delhi, India
13 Jun 16
I don't like much of Facebook but now I am fine with it . :)
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@shubhu3 I never liked it .. I guess I may not really interact with people there or post on my page.. but I enjoy interacting and learning from these groups.
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@shubhu3 (8702)
• New Delhi, India
14 Jun 16
@sofssu Yeah true and same with me as well. :)
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@TRBRocks420 (56941)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Jun 16
Glad you are enjoying it. I recently went back, but must admit reading some peoples status are so depressing.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@TRBRocks420 I still don't use that side of the face book. Its just the groups i check out., I don't have patience for the display of beauty and emotions there,, most of which are fake or shallow.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@Smiley881 LOL Tammy.. A fake and shallow diary at times.
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@sueznewz2 (8720)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Jun 16
I'm glad you 've connected with these interest groups .... they are very useful and fun to be part of...
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@sofssu (14749)
21 Jun 16
@sueznewz2 They are for sure. I have been learning a lot and enjoying myself there.
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@Tampa_girl7 (20971)
• United States
14 Jun 16
I seldom use Facebook. Glad you found something enjoyable on it.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@Tampa_girl7 I know the feeling.
@suziecat7 (3443)
• Asheville, North Carolina
14 Jun 16
I belong to a couple of Facebook groups and they are both helpful and fun. I just ignore the posts I don't want to read.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@suziecat7 I guess that is the right way to go about any interaction.
@tech40 (6661)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Facebook has pros and cons.. and I decided to stop using facebook.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@tech40 Yes it does.. all I saw was the cons earlier, now I have met the pros and its fun!
@shivamani10 (9393)
• Hyderabad, India
14 Jun 16
Many people are not liking. you are lucky getting some help. Everybody is selfish there. feel proud of them even not having anything to be proud of. Moreover, it is waste of time for many.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@shivamani10 In the creative and art groups there is a lot of knowledge sharing. I am happy to have found it.
@salonga (27833)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Certainly there are also good things found in FB, if we only users would know how to pay attention to those good things instead of using FB as a venue to fight against each other or todisplay one's self-centeredness, etc
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@salonga So true. I've never really used FB .. I was just too bored of the display there. Honestly this discovery makes he spend an hour or maybe more a day .. and I learn so much from it.
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@acelawrites (9751)
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
Yes,it is the positive side of FB, I also use it to connect with some groups.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@acelawrites I am glad you like Fb groups. I did not even know of their existence until lately.
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
well, I avoid facebook much now a days because of those never ending bad and fake news out there.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 LOL I have always been that way.. However, the groups on FB is selected with care has a lot of knowledge sharing going on, I love that.
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
I used to spend most of my time on FB. Now that I discovered myLot, I seldom open my account.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@rachz_kisses Glad taht you are on mylot. I love this site too.
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@Jessicalynnt (48172)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Jun 16
I tend to block sites and people that I dont want to see on there, because many people are dumb about it yes.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt I haven't blocked anyone or any groups. I just don't pay them any attention.
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@gr8nana6 (2256)
• United States
13 Jun 16
That is great that you found different groups and met lots of nice people. I only get on FB a few times a day to keep up with my family and friends.
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@sofssu (14749)
14 Jun 16
@gr8nana6 I see that many people catch up with family on FB. I use skype for that. I only get on FB twice a day.. for about an hour totally. I enjoy it.
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