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Bye bye, Facebook

Just so people know, I've deactivated my Facebook. I don't know what it is, but something about it just made my skin crawl, worse than MySpace. When someone sent me a friends invite and I was actually dreading logging on, I realized I didn't have to and nuked the thing.


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Dec. 20th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
I have a friend who calls it "Facecult".

I hate MySpace, and everyone I know who's on Facebook bitches about how they hate it. So, three cheers!
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
I actually have a purpose for MySpace. It's really neat to find crazy things like Iranian classic rock bands.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Have you seen "Persepolis"?
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Not yet, but I hear it's amazing! And it's in French so I don't need subtitles.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's fantastic. The animation is great and the story and writing are really snazzy. Of course I had to watch it in the original language and the voice actors/actresses are perfect. You'll love it.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
I had a Facebook for all of ten minutes. I signed up and started creating my profile, and when I realized how much personal information they wanted, I nixed it.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
I hate it too, but it's an integral form of communication in college, so my social life would materially suffer without one.
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Dec. 20th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
I have a MySpace and a Facebook. I log into MySpace maybe once every 5 months or so, but I do use it to track bands that I'm interested. I find it invaluable for finding good and diverse music!

I log into my Facebook every day, but the only reason that I joined is that a fair number of my close relatives are on it, and it's a lot easier for us to keep in touch that way, than through email, etc. With a couple of exceptions, I only have people I personally know in RL on my Facebook page, and that makes it tolerable for me. I already declined one emo band who wanted to friend me.
Dec. 20th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
I'm sort of figuring out Facebook and I really don't like it-- or don't get it yet. I gave up on My Space ages ago. I am super protective of my Facebook profile, most everyone I friend or friend knows me in person or knows me by "real name" and so I am ok with friending them. Otherwise, I'm keeping it as far away from fandom and my online life as I can get.

The other thing that bugs me is that it's all so high school-- literally. I've encountered many of my classmates. Both my ex best friends from high school are there, but they're profiles are locked down and since we don't speak, I can't read them. And I'm too immature and petty to friend request them. So... yeah... it's high school.

Dec. 20th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I really need to set up a Facebook account for professional networking but I haven't yet. All my friends have one. I am such a Luddite hermit person.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
How ironic, I just sent you a Facebook thing.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
I didn't like receiving that sort of thing. That's another reason I deleted the Facebook.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Nah, it was an e-mail asking you to join FB. I didn't remember if you had one or not already.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, an e-mail to join? But I was already one of your Facebook friends. I thought you meant one of those "Poke so-and-so" which I really disliked.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
And you're right, I hate receiving a lot of those things too. Their all for stupid shit and it wastes so much time.
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Sorry, "they're". I was typing too fast. -_-

Dec. 20th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
I noticed recently that because of the higher adoption rate I am using FB and other services far more than LJ. But, yah, one has to manage the privacy aspects closely (not as easy as LJ) and block all of the annoying "applications."
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