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Old Nov 23rd 2018, 1:32 pm
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Parody of social media set to Bohemian Rhapsody:

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Old Nov 23rd 2018, 2:11 pm
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Parody of social media set to Bohemian Rhapsody:

https://youtu.be/IABRgZH12YA
It's great, lol (I posted it yesterday on another thread) GMTA!
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I am on day 2. Had so much time to myself last night that I actually made soup for lunch. I suddenly had the time.
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I am on day 2. Had so much time to myself last night that I actually made soup for lunch. I suddenly had the time.
Extra time for snow shovelling too.
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It's not secondary school.
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Old Nov 24th 2018, 11:28 am
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I have just done it and it feels really weird. I have been thinking it through for months now and I was almost scared to do it. Now I feel odd, 10 years of wasting my time on in and I think I need a week without it and then I will see.
I am so sick and tired of passive agressive memes. I would actually just love to get rid of most people but that would offend everyone so its easier to just deactivate it all.
Wish me luck. Anyone else done this? How did you get on?

Hello Howe, I guess I'll be contacting you on here then LOL.
I have a love/hate relationship with facebook and always have. when it started, I added everyone, but over time my friends list has dwindled and even now I unfollow people so I don't see their crap all the time. I have days when even the spellings on some peoples posts annoy me; there, their and they're are used wrong so I unfollow that person! I know, but still.
I quite often have thoughts about deleting the whole thing, but like others, I mainly follow local groups now which are really useful to me and I also advertise my business through FB which works for me. I have deleted Twitter,Snapchat and Linked in though a while back and I have never used Instagram or any others.
I guess it's our generation too. We never had a need for it before so why do we need it now?
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Old Nov 24th 2018, 11:39 am
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Hello Howe, I guess I'll be contacting you on here then LOL.
I have a love/hate relationship with facebook and always have. when it started, I added everyone, but over time my friends list has dwindled and even now I unfollow people so I don't see their crap all the time. I have days when even the spellings on some peoples posts annoy me; there, their and they're are used wrong so I unfollow that person! I know, but still.
I quite often have thoughts about deleting the whole thing, but like others, I mainly follow local groups now which are really useful to me and I also advertise my business through FB which works for me. I have deleted Twitter,Snapchat and Linked in though a while back and I have never used Instagram or any others.
I guess it's our generation too. We never had a need for it before so why do we need it now?
Hi Lorry, I am still on messenger so can still contact people. Its been an interesting 48 hours. I have actually had time to think about what I really want from my social media life. I dont want to read the million comments on threads where people literally blow up at each other. Its not that I am unable to cope but I know that its such a flat method of communication and most of the time people dont even know each other. If the whole conversation was in person it would like transpire differently, it might be ugly, but I am sure it would be less ugly.
I also have more time to do all kinds of things, even more time for my thoughts. Facebook is addictive, I have come to learn, and its engineered that way. Many people arent drawn in but many, myself included, are addicted.
So... maybe in a while I might get it back in my life for the useful stuff, for what I meant it to be initially and keep it that way. And maybe I wont. I havent had enough time off it to decide yet.
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The first thing I check every morning is the obits... I call it facebook for old people.
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The first thing I check every morning is the obits... I call it facebook for old people.
Facebook is Facebook for old people. I see adverts on there and even I think "maybe in a few years".
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Hi Lorry, I am still on messenger so can still contact people. Its been an interesting 48 hours. I have actually had time to think about what I really want from my social media life. I dont want to read the million comments on threads where people literally blow up at each other. Its not that I am unable to cope but I know that its such a flat method of communication and most of the time people dont even know each other. If the whole conversation was in person it would like transpire differently, it might be ugly, but I am sure it would be less ugly.
I also have more time to do all kinds of things, even more time for my thoughts. Facebook is addictive, I have come to learn, and its engineered that way. Many people arent drawn in but many, myself included, are addicted.
So... maybe in a while I might get it back in my life for the useful stuff, for what I meant it to be initially and keep it that way. And maybe I wont. I havent had enough time off it to decide yet.

I totally get it and I feel the same. As I said, I just mainly use for local groups and for my work now, and I'm happy with that. Keep in touch
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I use it to keep contact with friends and family around the world - and even in Canada. Friendships that wouldn’t have survived the lack of a landline have been continued.
That being said the ‘snooze for 30 days’ function rocks - even better than the unfollow function. Especially for irritating over-sharing family members - I don’t see their day to day nonsense, see a post or two after 30 days glance briefly to see if I’ve missed anything important , comment on something so they don’t get the hump and then snooze again lol
its also awesome for local buy and sell pages - always a bargain to be had.
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