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Could You Quit Facebook For 99 Days?
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PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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7/30/2014 | 5:08:53 PM
Re: Group love
This make me rememeber the days of Tivo where it would pick shows it think you liked based on what you watched/recorded.There was  apretty funny King of Queen episode on that.
Kristin Burnham
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7/30/2014 | 3:39:08 PM
Re: social networking
One of my good friends left Facebook a couple years ago when she was looking for a new job because figuring out her privacy settings wasn't worth it to her. Now, though, she uses both Instagram and Twitter. Why?  Either your profile is public or private. Something to be said for simplicity.
Joe Stanganelli
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7/29/2014 | 10:37:12 PM
Re: Group love
@Kristin: The only personalized online experience I have ever particularly enjoyed (that I can recall, anyway) was old-school Netflix, with its once-excellent recommendation algorithm.

Gone are those days, however.  Now instead the site just insists on pushing a bunch of shows and movies I have no interest in on me.  It's pretty disgusting...and if there was better game in town for online TV show-watching, I'd switch at the drop of a hat.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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7/29/2014 | 10:34:12 PM
Re: Already Did. Not Missing it one bit. More free time to do what I want to do.
@Angelfuego: There have indeed been numerous reports of teens abandoning Facebook -- seeing it as the more boring mainstream social site that their parents use -- for several other social networks.  Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and social question sites have become much more popular among that demographic.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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7/29/2014 | 10:29:09 PM
Re: Oh, for goodness sakes...
I myself have witnessed several Facebook friends announce they were deleting their Facebook accounts once and for all...only to see them crawling back a month or two later.

The day I decide to quit Facebook for good, there will be no big announcement from me.  I'll just be gone.
Angelfuego
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7/17/2014 | 6:00:03 PM
Re: Already Did. Not Missing it one bit. More free time to do what I want to do.
@Susan, That is interesting. I wonder if the younger users are switching to another form of social media instead of Facebbok, if they are just withdrawing from social media all together, or if the younger generations are steering away from being first time Facebook users.
PedroGonzales
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7/16/2014 | 5:03:37 PM
Re: 99 days? I haven't used FB for the last 6 months
I went on a vacation and not connecting to Facebook felt great.  I'm not a compulsive Facebook user.  In some cases, many people use Facebook obsessively, they post their mundane activities on it.  Personally, if one is to keep up with family and friends who live far away its great other wise. Moderation has always been my rule.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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7/14/2014 | 4:26:55 PM
Re: Oh, for goodness sakes...
@Joe, cyclical indeed. I joined Facebook in 2004 and since then have only had a handful of friends deactivate their accounts. Most recently, one of them posted a message announcing he was leaving Facebook for good following its latest mod experiment. As much as people complain when it makes changes, etc, a very, very small percentage actually leave. This example of a planned "exodus" isn't the first, and it won't be the last.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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7/14/2014 | 4:19:17 PM
Re: Group love
Just curious -- what personalized online experiences do you prefer to Facebook?
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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7/14/2014 | 4:18:28 PM
Re: Already Did. Not Missing it one bit. More free time to do what I want to do.
That said, I'm probably an atypical user in that all the people on my FB are people I have first ineracted with in real life in some way. 

^^With all the concern about privacy, I hope (and imagine) that most people only friend people they know. I do wonder, though, why people friend people they don't know. What benefits does that have?
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