Cast Your Vote:
- I use FB almost constantly -- Votes: 88
- I use FB every few hours -- Votes: 75
- I use FB once a day -- Votes: 17
- I use FB once every few days -- Votes: 5
- I lurk-like-n-stalk - but rarely post -- Votes: 25
- Mark Zuckerberg can suck it - I use BG NOT FB. -- Votes: 7
- I used to have a FB, but I'm over it -- Votes: 4
- I'm thinking about shutting my FB down altogether -- Votes: 7
- Facebook sucks hairy goat balls -- Votes: 4
Quoting Mara:" yeah, that's going to be an ongoing slip-up. i realized i was talking all ownership-py after i posed. derp. "
Well I mean it has been...what...ten years?
Quoting TheNuge:" I clicked "Zuckerberg" but I could easily have clicked "goat balls." I hate Facebook but stay on because ... [snip!] ... I like is reconnecting and being able to find someone in a pinch. I have a HS reunion coming up and it's GREAT for that shit."
yeah, it is great for the reconnecting w/ people you'd otherwise never see again.
i'm friends w/ people from high school/grade school/church camp and man,it's a trip to see what time does.
older than dirt definitely plays into your feelings... my brother is such a curmudgeon about FB it's hilarious, but we mostly relate, i'm just less offended by the fact people keep connections this way than he is.
he's all, "pick up the mothereffing phone or ring my bell or write me a letter if you want to talk to me!"
i am signed in all day pretty much every day, not always sitting there, but its usually open. I had ad blocker, so i have no ads the ones on my phone here and there don't bug me.
Anyone i have added on there from bg are people that I trust and like as a person.
Quoting Mara:" yeah, it is great for the reconnecting w/ people you'd otherwise never see again. i'm friends w/ people ... [snip!] ... way than he is. he's all, "pick up the mothereffing phone or ring my bell or write me a letter if you want to talk to me!""
I'm not offended by connecting via FB. I don't like that FB and other technology is replacing more personal forms of communication. I fear that interpersonal skills are getting worse and worse.
Quoting TheNuge:" I'm not offended by connecting via FB. I don't like that FB and other technology is replacing more personal forms of communication. I fear that interpersonal skills are getting worse and worse."
i think that's definitely happening.
even to me. i just don't talk as much as i used to... or even try to be as social, b/c i have this passive lazy format right here in my lap at home whenever i decide i'm willing to "engage".
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b>" i think that's definitely happening. even to me. i just don't talk as much as i used to... or even ... [snip!] ... to be as social, b/c i have this passive lazy format right here in my lap at home whenever i decide i'm willing to "engage". "</blockquote>
over the past 2 days, I have been in contact with 2 friends dealing with death. One put her sick, 12 yr old dog to sleep today. Texting was great as she really wasn't up for talking but I was able to be supportive and help her feel loved and supported. Texting was great.
However, another friend's dad has been in ICU for 2 weeks. I did t know as our relationship has deteriorated to an infrequent texting relationship. Sure, it's better than no relationship, but I've gotten lazy. I feel like a shit. I told her id call this weekend as the subject was far too personal to be explained over text.
I really miss my closest girlfriend. A few years ago she started using texting and avoiding the phone. It sucks. When we talk or get together its GREAT. I hate how things have devolved.
I'm on it all the time but only because I go to FB groups like Birth Without Fear and stuff. It's like BG kinda, only screened. Plus, I have so many kids that getting out and doing stuff with actual people is intimidating. So I'm home a lot and bored...
Quoting Mara:" for me, i feel like the actual content is super-dull mostly. the back-n-forths are rarely as compelling ... [snip!] ... parts of their life possible? b/c from over here, that's how it feels sometimes. it's all so banal and pointless. "
I also see LOTS of drama on it. I mean lots. There is a girl I graduated with who was always posting posts that were geared toward her ex's or their wives and posting screen shots of them talking shit on her on how she's a shitty mom and has 5 kids with 5 different dads, etc. My sister is also a huge drama llama. Ridiculous.
I check it pretty often. Mainly if I'm waiting in line at the store or something. But on my home computer I have most everyone hid or deleted. I get annoyed easily with fb statuses. Like the "oh please ask me whats wrong so I can say I don't want to talk about it" type stuff. Or the passive aggressive posts that are aimed towards certain people in their lives but they don't have the balls to just text it :roll: FB has made me not like half my friends. I either want to buy people a diary or a muzzle :P The wife of one of my husbands friends is on ALL the time bitching about how she watched 35 hours of a certain show and in the next post just hours later was ranting about how her house is always messy and she doesn't have any time at all with her husband or to work out :roll: Drives me nuts lol. Buuuut on the other hand I live far away from all my friends and family so I really enjoy it so I can see whats up in their lives. I don't post except for a snapshots of the girls every now and then but I do enjoy seeing stuff about people I do care about
Some days I post more than others. And all the f**king political posts... ommfg. I just hid my extreme conservative FIL because of his constant political posts. I am allll about freedom to believe whatever the hell you want, as long as it doesn't interfere with someone else's life and desire to believe what they want.
Facebook has caused unwanted drama in my life on a few occasions. I just block those people. Soo much easier than real life drama lol. If I want a relationship with you, I will try... if not, leave me the eff alone!
The main reason I stay on there is because we are military and all our friends and family live so far away with different schedules. It is just easier to keep up with such a large amount of people by posting it once and letting them see it.
I am actually considering getting off of BG. I used to love it but it just isn't the same anymore. My dd buddies with my first baby and I have a secret group on fb. It is like bg for fb for me and kind of doesn't give me a reason to come here anymore. I think I am only here now for sentimental reasons...
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b>" i don't feel like FB is the place for my bad stuff... not that i have so much, but when i'm in a slump, ... [snip!] ... now, that seems like the best course of action." and obviously, BG is much better at cervical mucous than FB ever will be!"</blockquote>
My number one rule is to never get too personal. I mainly use it to keep far away friends and family updated with Olivia and such. Or post funny things.... like I saw a guy walking a couple microwaves on leashes. No joke. Much of my stuff is song lyrics and movie quotes too.
Even on here I don't get very personal. We all have crap that is negative in our lives. I choose not to post it all and make everyone uncomfortable.
I recently started a co-op so I'm on Facebook mainly for that since it's actually my little business now and I get to officially work at home. I also have a few groups that I am active in on there. I prefer the BG format still, but most of my regular BG groups have moved to "secret" FB groups or something similar.
Also, because I live so far away from my long-time friends and family, that is one way I keep up with them. As well as talk to people in my time-zone. I don't actually POST that much myself though, like status updates and what-not.
since we are a military family, it helps us keep in touch with family and friends while we are constantly on the move. and the BG group I was in started a FB group because it was easier for each of us to do from our phones every day. I am trying to stay off of FB for longer periods of time, and it wouldn't be a problem if it weren't being replaced by Tumblr....
Bg is my facebook. Lol Fb was fun when it first came out but now is bleh. Bg still is the winner!