"Be open to all outcomes, but attached to none."

To facebook or not to facebook?

16 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

I deleted my facebook account couple years back for various reasons.

Do you guys think that having facebook is helpfull for social interactions and activites and meeting people in real life? 

 

Edited by addict10n
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

If you truly have free time, it can be a relaxing activity. However, new studies link Facebook to depression. Be careful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I think it depends on what you are doing on facebook, it depends on your friends and the groups that you've joined. ( News feed )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I am using facebook not for the social interaction but to get updates about companies, news and educational stuff. Besides that I am also using facebook as a marketing tool rather than a social media tool. I curate what is going to be on my page for personal branding.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I am using facebook not for the social interaction but to get updates about companies, news and educational stuff. Besides that I am also using facebook as a marketing tool rather than a social media tool. I curate what is going to be on my page for personal branding.

In my opinion, I think you will be fine to use Facebook then!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I have disenabled my Facebook account for 4 months and it felt great. I felt happier and less stresed as well as  not using my phone as much and spending my time in a more productive way;however, I activated it again at the begining of the school year to keep conection with my class and have an easy way to send information related to our lessons. Looking at the situation now I think that keeping Facebook  only as a tool not as social media is a good idea but i would not like to treat it as the latter anymore. 

Edited by Michał

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It really depends on your situation. I am in school right now and having Facebook really helps me with my schoolwork and maintaining friendships and connections online. But yes, spending excessive time on facebook is not only counterproductive, it's also linked to increased loneliness and depression as studies suggest. I would probably stay the way you are if you are not in school.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I'm taking a break from Facebook. It's great for connecting with family and old friends. But I find myself getting jealous of others' happiness and success and I get jaded during election season. I'm not strong enough right now 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I wouldn't use facebook as your own big vanity project- use it as a utility. Don't just mindlessly scroll through pointless shit. I use it to follow my favourite bands and just keep in touch with friends.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I am using facebook not for the social interaction but to get updates about companies, news and educational stuff. Besides that I am also using facebook as a marketing tool rather than a social media tool. I curate what is going to be on my page for personal branding.

Yes I use facebook as a way to brand myself and introduce myself to people that I've just met. 

But I could totally see browsing too much facebook as becoming a procrastination problem. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I caught myself stalking on classmates - so I deleted that shit years ago. What a waste of time. It felt like a placeholder.

 

I will rejoin, when there are more dead people on Facebook than living. I'll also propose that dead people have to update their pics.

Brutal!!

Edited by destoroyah
3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I caught myself stalking on classmates - so I deleted that shit years ago. What a waste of time. It felt like a placeholder.

 

I will rejoin, when there are more dead people on Facebook than living. I'll also propose that dead people have to update their pics.

Brutal!!

You just need to live a long life and then join facebook when you are 90

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Facebook is rubbish. I don't have it and I'm grateful for that :)

I don't understand when someone has a problem with calling me via phone and has problem to communicate with me via "messenger". I was called weirdo dozens of times because I don't have facebook, but this way I got selected group of friends, which don't care about that.

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I am currently in the same dilemma. I don't like the idea of facebook and most news I'm getting from there I actually no longer care about. It's just that my group chats and general communication bits are missing if I don't have one. As an experiment I should probably delete it. The service it provides feels like garbage, but there are pieces of information that are just nice to have. I often use it to ask for help on work and such; deleting it would probably actually help me in being responsible for my own shit. Who knows. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now