Getting rid of social networking?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Spoken, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Spoken

    Spoken Gold Belt

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    Has anyone ever done this? If you use/used facebook or twitter, have you ever just deleted your account for awhile to regroup?

    I was working 60 hrs a week this summer, and thought that when school started, I'd just jump right in. I was so antsy to be back in the class room and get reading done that I figured I'd start devouring books.
    Instead, I've found it hard to concentrate and get work done. A few days ago I had my fiance change my password and delete my account so I could avoiding dilly-dallying on facebook. Sherdog and twitter aren't such issues for me, but a vast majority of my friends dont live in the same state/country as me, so I use FB quite often to converse, share articles, papers, or whatever else. It's a helpful tool, I was just having a tough time moderating myself for some reason. It's obnoxiously addictive and mindless, which is what I want when I need to read a dense book.

    Getting rid of FB has been helpful thus far. Oddly enough, my apartment is cleaner, I'm on my computer less, and I'm getting reading done far easier than I was.

    Anywho, has anyone ever done this? Just get rid of the FB or whatever to give yourself some time to get shit done?
     
  2. BORCAT

    BORCAT Banned Banned

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    Only friendless folk use facebook, MySpace etc.
     
  3. Absolute Power

    Absolute Power A Real Human Bean

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    I used to have a Facebook. deleted that crap in June and I'll never make one again.

    edit: I don't use any of the other main social medias either. (Instagram, Twitter, ect)
    Most of my internet time is spent on Sherdog. I also have an Imgur account to save my favorite posts, and a Reddit account to remove all the garbage defaults from the front page. Don't have a post on either of those sites though.
     
  4. argy-bargy

    argy-bargy Green Belt

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    Yeah, I deleted FB a fair while back due to procrastination issues. Turned out I just started lurking of Sherdog a bunch more. Go figure.
     
  5. Kevin Rudd

    Kevin Rudd Banned Banned

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    have no FB, twitter, instagram. Don't even own a mobile phone. Life is good.
     
  6. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    I've often thought the same thing, except replace Facebook with Sherdog. This place is a fucking time sink.

    By your post count and join date, i'm surprised you're not dropping Sherdog instead. I'm sure you spend way more time on Sherdog than Facebook. Hell, drop both and you may be productive enough to become president of the United States! Godspeed sir.
     
  7. LatFlare

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    Bullshit Kevin, you announced the election on Twitter!
     
  8. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Facebook seems to be fizzling out. I still have an account but it hasn't been used in awhile. I can see it being practical for some people, but I've never really cared for it.
     
  9. The Taxman

    The Taxman Askren P4P #1

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    Deleted my FB after i broke up with my GF of 4 years.

    Will never make another one. Now that I don't have one, its just stupid.

    I have my Sherdog account and a Reddit account and that's it
     
  10. Kevin Rudd

    Kevin Rudd Banned Banned

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    Yeah that was me, just like GSP tweets from his own account :rolleyes:
     
  11. Josh

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    Ditched FB a couple of years ago, wasn't really big on it anyways.
     
  12. AppliedScience

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    Boycott FB.
     
  13. monkey king**

    monkey king** Great Ape

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    I barely use facebook
     
  14. saikyom

    saikyom facebook.com/saikyom

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    I thought it's a good tool for advertising online business and keep in touch with friends outside the country...fortunately I don't forget myself online, I just check quickly and turn the computer off)
     
  15. HUNTERMANIA

    HUNTERMANIA "I felt it." Platinum Member

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    Yes, I just went back on FB after 3 months off of it to focus on my physical health. Like you, most of the people I know are long-distance, so it was nice to reconnect... but I'm already thinking about how much I'm going to be using it and limiting that time.
     
  16. Flemmy Stardust

    Flemmy Stardust King of Lea

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    none of my friends use AIM anymore, gchat sucks, i hate texting and talking on the phone, so facebook still has some value for me.
     
  17. HUNTERMANIA

    HUNTERMANIA "I felt it." Platinum Member

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    oops, repost.
     
  18. Flemmy Stardust

    Flemmy Stardust King of Lea

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    and no, i never deleted a profile. i probably still have the myspace i used for stalker sluts back in '04. they always made it too much of a bother to delete em.
     
  19. HappyHaHa**

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    *glances up at sherdog.com banner
     
  20. HappyHaHa**

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    I've thought about deleting the fb profile. I rarely go on there anymore. It's the same boring bullshit every day. I don't care what your kid said, what you ate for dinner, or how you're way happier than you ex that dumped you, or what your stance on gun control is.


    The ONLY thing I actually like about it, is that when I used to be on it often, now I can look back and remember shit I'd forgotten all about. It's kind of like a journal. And I was pissed when the new myspace deleted everybody's old shit. That was like a little time capsule for me.
     

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