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Could You Quit Facebook For 99 Days?
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impactnow
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impactnow,
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7/12/2014 | 3:05:49 AM
Group love
Yes I could and do regularly! I don't get alot of value from facebook, I prefer more personlized online expereinces. The group sharing is more of a privacy issue for me!
FaceOffTheBooks
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FaceOffTheBooks,
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7/11/2014 | 7:52:53 PM
Already Did. Not Missing it one bit. More free time to do what I want to do.
Anyone you really care about you see quite often, the other 4,000 'friends' - really ?  It's not needed unless you are building a client list for potential customers.

Facebook is well past its prime, and more people are going back to the email & direct instant messaging on their phones - since most smart phones include messaging - and it is MUCH faster - why waste time bouncing things up and down to facebook.

The random experiments performed upon users only makes the situation worse, and did they even send an apology email to everyone they experimented on, trying to make them sad ? 

Take back control of your time and spend it with fiends in real time, in the real world, doing real things together.  You will experience much deeper relationships when they are not just another blip on the screen.

Unplug and Live your Life for Real!

 
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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7/11/2014 | 7:42:21 PM
Not to worry, covered by Facebook's terms of use
Yes, I could, but I would miss it. I like Drew Conry-Murray's suggestion that a few million of us conduct experiments on Facebook, that the slanted and misleading postings that we'd put up would be covered by Facebook's terms of use. Ha.
ocardaugh
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ocardaugh,
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7/11/2014 | 5:38:38 PM
Have already quit.
Got tired of the insanity and feeling like a lab rat, so I quit a week ago. Not missing it a bit.
anon1351482116
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anon1351482116,
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7/11/2014 | 5:30:08 PM
no problem
I stopped this year in the middle of February after being active on FB daily since February 2008. I used to have it open all the time and would react every time there was a notification on my phone, and that's not healthy. I am happier without it.
YaarovS134
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YaarovS134,
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7/11/2014 | 5:28:32 PM
The face of freedom in one week without FB or any social networking
Day 1 :| 

Day 2 :{ 

Day 3 :( 

Day 4 :[ 

Day 5 :S 

Day 5 :F 

Day 6 :B 

Day 7 :FB 
lbritton7
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lbritton7,
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7/11/2014 | 4:57:17 PM
Oh the self indulgence!
I struggle to understand why anyone cares about what I or anyone does on a daily basis? Here is an idea, take a walk, talk to your kids, run a non-profit for the neediest children in your community. Sure there are some good things you can do with facebook when it comes to charity events, class reunions, etc but posting about your daily life, really, why? I had a neighbor post that I was up on my roof cleaning the gutters and don't we have enough money for hired help, the street exploded with gosip on Facebook. When someone asked what I thought about her comments, I told her,  "I am not on Facebook and never have been besides, who is using their time more productively, she or I"? After that I went for a 6 mile run.
JeffC649
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JeffC649,
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7/11/2014 | 4:42:04 PM
99 Days?
Eh... I quit Facebook for good almost four years ago and have not had the slightest desire to go back. Good riddance to that time-wasting privacy violation.

Could I quit it for 99 days? I don't think I could stomach using it for 99 days...
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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7/11/2014 | 3:58:36 PM
Re: Tough Call
>It's not FB, per se; it's the people with whom I stay in touch primarily through FB, many of whom are not on Google+ or Twitter that I'd miss. 

That's exactly it. Because everyone uses Facebook, you have to use Facebook. If my friends and relatives were all tech-savvy coders, I doubt any would be on Facebook. But many take no interest in technology and just want an easy way to communciate. Facebook is the Internet for people who don't care about the Internet.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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7/11/2014 | 2:51:20 PM
Re: Wouldn't and prpbably couldn't
I agree, Gary. I also work remotely, which can be isolating at times. You need that water-cooler fix.
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