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Old 08-13-2019, 10:51 AM   #41
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True. But at the same time I could take the 4 types proposed and go through my friend list and find a perfect spot for all of them.
Very true. I am not sure where I would assign myself...probably the "window shopper" category. I don't really post too much and I have 3 whopping pictures on there (two of which are our dogs!).
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:10 AM   #42
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Great topic.

In March I dropped off of FB after being a prolific poster for years. I was obsessed. I unintentionally got hooked. By 8am I was already ticked off at the world. Constantly checking responses to my posts. Having to “like” all of my 738 friends pics, posts, and comments. It became a full time job and one that only created angst and frustration it seemed. Sure there were the sprinkling in of pics of the grandkids, vacations etc......but 75% were reading comments on political posts or news headlines.....

I sat back on the day before my birthday in March and thought...”what the hell am I doing to myself!” I’m supposed to be retired, relaxed, and enjoying life vs. this! So I said goodby to everyone explained life is too short, going to simplify my life and get off the FB carousel.

It was freeing. Google leaving FB....interesting information. Best thing I’ve done in a long time. Now, I just hang out on one of my tennis forums, a guitar forum, and here. Lots of free time now. I got my life back.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:14 AM   #43
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FB will never filter like ER on political issues. Sure I like to keep up on family and friends. However I find that people cannot help themselves and start the “pack” posts where X numbers agree and Y people have to read the posts to keep up in friends and family. I guess I could filter or whatever you can do but not worth the time and effort.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:22 AM   #44
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Great topic.

In March I dropped off of FB after being a prolific poster for years. I was obsessed. I unintentionally got hooked. By 8am I was already ticked off at the world. Constantly checking responses to my posts. Having to “like” all of my 738 friends pics, posts, and comments. It became a full time job and one that only created angst and frustration it seemed. Sure there were the sprinkling in of pics of the grandkids, vacations etc......but 75% were reading comments on political posts or news headlines.....

I sat back on the day before my birthday in March and thought...”what the hell am I doing to myself!” I’m supposed to be retired, relaxed, and enjoying life vs. this! So I said goodby to everyone explained life is too short, going to simplify my life and get off the FB carousel.

It was freeing. Google leaving FB....interesting information. Best thing I’ve done in a long time. Now, I just hang out on one of my tennis forums, a guitar forum, and here. Lots of free time now. I got my life back.
Although I wasn't "as bad" as you admit to being, I did recognize a few years ago that I was on it way, WAY too much and like you, it was hard to not get "outraged" by the "town criers." I cut myself off completely for a couple of years but eventually jumped back in 6 months ago or so. Most of the stuff I see on there is still a dumpster fire so I just don't participate that much anymore. I do enjoy catching up with folks on occasion though and since I have friends scattered to the four winds, it is easier to keep up with them via FB.

I would say that my #1 social media time suck is here on ER.org but thankfully, it's not a lot of time and it's when my DW is busy w*rking or doing something else. And thanks to the great mod team, there is very little outrage here...so that's great for my blood pressure!
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:36 AM   #45
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Although I wasn't "as bad" as you admit to being, I did recognize a few years ago that I was on it way, WAY too much and like you, it was hard to not get "outraged" by the "town criers." I cut myself off completely for a couple of years but eventually jumped back in 6 months ago or so. Most of the stuff I see on there is still a dumpster fire so I just don't participate that much anymore. I do enjoy catching up with folks on occasion though and since I have friends scattered to the four winds, it is easier to keep up with them via FB.

I would say that my #1 social media time suck is here on ER.org but thankfully, it's not a lot of time and it's when my DW is busy w*rking or doing something else. And thanks to the great mod team, there is very little outrage here...so that's great for my blood pressure!

Hey what about when to take SS threads!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those always crack me up.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:40 AM   #46
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Hey what about when to take SS threads!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those always crack me up.
Well, I have quite a few more years before then and likely the rules will be much different than they are today...so I get to avoid those discussions like the plague!
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:00 PM   #47
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I spend way more time on forums (still social media) than I do Facebook. I don't have twitter or instagram. It's been probably two years since I've made a post on Facebook, although my wife tags me in things she posts more frequently. If it weren't for having more distant family and army buddies all over the country that I don't communicate with other than on social media, I would have gotten rid of FB long ago.

My wife and I used to post pictures from our vacations on the go, but then decided that telling the world we were away from home for an extended period of time didn't seem like the wisest thing to do. So we quit doing that, and then by the time we get home, we just don't have the desire to go back and post the pictures. It was more fun to snap a quick pic or two and post it in the moment. Once we're home, we're busy back at work and life in general. And since then I haven't posted a thing. lol
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I've never had any interest in "traditional" social media.

This IS my social media. YMMV
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I look at twitter as little as possible, and don't tweet; I have two facebook friends, my DD and DSIL. But message boards? all the time! I'm an old usenet convert.
I don't have a Twitter or Instagram account, and only visit Facebook about once a month or two. I log on, see people complaining about everything, sharing nonsense, and log off promising not to go back for another month.

These days the only forums I really have time to read are this one and Bogleheads. Bogleheads is harder to use though, so I don't spend much time there. I have accounts on a few woodworking, home improvement, computing, and Volkswagen forums, but just don't have the time to log-in to each site and see what's new. For all I know my accounts have probably been deleted due to inactivity.

I still prefer the way Usenet worked. You could subscribe to a wide variety of subjects and read/respond to all of them in one place. It was so much easier than having to visit each site individually, with separate accounts to login to. Who has time for that. I only gave up Usenet when everyone else was already gone.

RSS news feeds sort of work that way, but it's read-only with no interaction. Still it works nice for following news, science, technology, etc. Sadly RSS seems to be going the way of Usenet. It's still out there, but getting harder to find.

My first "social media" experiences were old BBS systems run on a computer in someone's basement. It was amazing to use the old screech dial-up to type with other computer users.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:30 AM   #50
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I think I started using discussion boards on bbs systems and CompuServe, but only for hobby related topics. As far as social media, besides ER.org, I’ve never created an account. I never thought anyone would be interested in seeing me on FB, and after seeing some of the young people at the office suddenly stop talking to each other and discovering it stemmed from an argument on FB, I decided it wasn’t for me. Then came word from relatives about other relatives who posted political stuff every day, and I was convinced I don’t have time for that.

What’s frustrating is coming across businesses whose only web presence is FB and it demands that I log in to see their content. I just keep moving.
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We were, (DW & I), under a, (jointly utilized), different username, on Cruise Critic for a while...until it became evident that our priorities differed from those expressed by 117.8% of the other posters.


(Kinda like here perhaps? )
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My social media is limited.

I'm on this forum, a couple music forums, and 2 or 3 others. I read a half dozen Twitter accounts but don't have one myself. I only have a Facebook account to promote my bands and spend maybe 10 minutes a week on it.
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