- I've made a wise decision…
Its very useful. I have very few friends on there & have no interest what people had for dinner, but to follow bike related stuff I find it handy.
EDIT ahh I see its a politics related thing? You can embrace the misery of all the others on here then instead who will be having a big old boohoo tomorrow.Posted 2 years ago
sc-xc – Member
…and deleted my Facebook account.
I’m not sure I have the emotional resilience to see any gloaty posts tomorrow.
I got a new phone a month or so ago and haven’t installed the app. It loses most of it’s pull if you’re not getting constant updates in your hand.
anyone else here decided that Facebook is not good for their mental health?
I think Facebook might be one of the most dangerous inventions of our time.Posted 2 years agochakapingSubscriber
I think it’s very good for my mental health, working from home and living 200 miles from most of my friends, it’s a valuable form of human interaction.
I don’t expect to see any gloating tomorrow. I have embraced the bubble and the two or three Tories still on my friends list (because they are real friends) know better.Posted 2 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
I resisted for ages but stumbled onto a few friends I lost touch with during the my mid to late 20s when life was not so good and I can enjoy a bit of banter with distant friends and randoms even when we’re keeping different schedules and hours in different parts of the world.
It’s a bit like here or even real life just ignore what you don’t like (in my case politics threads) and enjoy the bits you do.Posted 2 years agothegreatapeMember
I removed the Facebook and Messenger apps from my phone as I was fed up of it pinging all day long. I still go on briefly once a day, as it is how we organise rides, is where I can find out what’s going on at the kids school as they invariably make the letters into paper planes, and of course it is a useful tool for taking the piss out of mates. But ten minutes a day is more than enough.Posted 2 years agoP-JayMember
It’s what you make it.
Can’t escape the eclection at the moment – my mates sort of either don’t care or have similar views to me, some of my outlaws are councillors and very vocal members of ‘the other side’ they’re on mute at the moment so I can create my own little bubble of agreement.Posted 2 years agosimmySubscriber
I have a Facebook page for work so have to have a account for that but I don’t go on my personal one anymore – can’t even remember the password or e mail for it.
I think it’s just rubbish, people are addicted to it and it makes them scared of being alone for a minute.
I’d never use it for personal stuff again.Posted 2 years agostumpy01Member
Debated a few times about deleting my account, but I do find it convenient to keep track of friends that I don’t see often. For example, I’ve got a friend in Australia who regularly puts pics of his 2 kids etc. on.
It’s nice to see them grow up.
I’ve just taken the app off my phone, so it’s not so convenient to look at. I’ve kept the app on my tablet so I can have a look at the evening, and if I’ve got a photo on my phone that I want to stick on there I just Bluetooth it to the tablet & then upload it. The extra faff involved is quite a good decider as to whether it’s actually worth bothering with.Posted 2 years agosimon_gSubscriber
It’s what you make it.
There’s several groups on there that just don’t exist anywhere else – in fact, every community in this web-forum format I still use now all predate facebook. Everything that’s sprung up since is a facebook group – why would you faff about (and pay for) hosting your own forum for a niche thing when facebook does it all for you?
You have lots of control over what you see, including “unfollowing” (without unfriending) people that overshare or that you just tire of seeing updates from.Posted 2 years agoDickyboySubscriber
I’d be more inclined to not come on here anymore than delete my Facebook account, mind you as others have said I only use it daily and have loads of family abroad who I would know very little about were it not for Facebook + knowing of events going on locally & I use Facebook prime 😉Posted 2 years agowhitestoneMember
I must admit to being a Facebook refusenik. When it first appeared I didn’t see much point in it as there were (and still are) alternatives for what I want. As FB has developed it has become less and less attractive, it’s basically now an advertising platform with social networking bolted on – its business model is their users providing them with data so they can target those users with adverts. Friends who say “Why aren’t you on FB?” invariably say within a few sentences, “You have to wade through loads of shit to find what you want”. Thanks, you are really selling it!Posted 2 years ago
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