Saturday, 17 January 2015

De-activated?

I have stopped being a facebooker. I have signed out. Given it up for taking too much of my valuable time. So that's it, I am an ex-facebooker. Goodbye facebook. Farewell and adieu. Forever. You will no longer hold me prisoner. I have escaped your grasp at last. No longer do I have to read things I don't want to read. See things I don't want to see. I will never again have to become ridiculously annoyed or irritated because someone has put something up telling me how I should or should not behave. Or how I should feel about certain things. Or have someone tell me, a been there seen it, done it several times around the block 67 year old bloke yet another thing I first learned many years ago. I can now stop accepting as friends people who I do not know, simply because I am too gentlemanly and don't want to hurt their feelings. People who after I have accepted their friend request either immediately start to annoy me, or disappear and are never seen again but I know they are there stalking my life yet disclosing nothing of there own. Oh, what a relief it is to no longer be held in facebooks thrall.
I have de-activated my account. It seems one cannot delete it entirely. I am still there somewhere but hidden from sight. I could if I so desired re-activate very easily. This isn't such a bad thing because although it is only 24 hours since I left facebook, I am missing it a bit. Quite a lot actually.
One more quick look couldn't do any harm could it? One more look? Where is the harm in that? After all, it's not as though I'm a facebook addict. Good heavens no! Not me.






11 comments:

  1. I have a facebook account because my grandchildren asked me to join. I very seldom even look at it. When I do I am sometimes concerned at what my grandchildren have to say to their friends. Ignorance can be bliss.

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  2. Sounds like you'll be back there soon...grins. I agree with most of your comments and am still wondering how unknown people latch on to little me. I actually dislike Facebook and all it represents. If it wasn't for rarely seen family members I wouldn't bother at all.
    How do I deactivate my account?

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    1. Hi Valerie. If you click on the little lock thingy in the top right and go to settings and then click things you will with a bit of luck see a sign 'deactivate my account' in very small letters. Click on that and follow the instructions. Although if you don't use facebook much and don't get addicted like me perhaps you might as well stay on it? :)
      My problem is that being alone such a lot I tend to interact a lot. I need to stop doing that so much and then perhaps can enjoy it again?
      I shall post a blog about my facebook feelings soon.
      I hope all is well with you. John

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    2. Thanks for the info, John. I'll go and investigate.

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  3. You've made a very wise decision. I've always disliked the entire concept of Facebook. I used to have an account, which caused nothing but trouble and wasted valuable time.

    You will experience withdrawal symptoms for awhile but it will pass. Congratulations on being Facebook free!

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    1. By the way, I live alone, too, and can understand your need to connect with people. However, I felt that most of my Facebook connections were worthless and often annoying.

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  4. I have de-activated my account twice and gone back again but now only use it for my crafts and link in with like minded people, I never disclose my personal life. I did have an American man want to be friends with me the other day, lol who the hell was he ?????? needless to say I blocked him.
    Good luck with staying away..
    Briony
    x

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  5. I de-activated my Facebook account years ago. Facebook, Twitter, etc. is for attention seeking people who enjoy oversharing every detail of their lives with every Tom, Dick & Harry who happens to be on their Followers list.

    I'll stick to blogging. ♥

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  6. Never been on Facebook. People point at me in public and say, "Look! It's that guy, that guy that's not on Facebook!" Then they move away and cross themselves.

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  7. I'm going to jump on the other side of the fence here. I love FB, too much I suppose. I was a resister for a long time though. My friend list is small, under 70. Mostly old school friends and a few fellow bloggers and family. Mostly it helps me keep in touch with my daughter away in college and I enjoy my own 83 y/o Mom posting hilarious things (she was a resister too and did NOT want it on her Ipad). It's kept her in the loop with old friends and she enjoys looking at all the crafting pages. If people irritate me, I just block them from my feed so I can decide when I want to see them. I think social media does have some good points, especially the long lost family reunions which may have never come about without it. As with many things, you get out of it what you put into it.

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  8. Well, amidst all the garbage there are still some friends who post real stuff about themselves. I try not to take the rest too seriously.

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