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#1 Posted by Unilad (559 posts) -

I hate facebook. I hate the way it works, I hate the stress it causes. I hate the 'if it ain't on facebook it never happened' attitude! The 'latest' thing that got me the most is the 'check-in' feature where you tell people where you are, what you are doing!

I'm sick of taking photos and the first thing people say is 'be sure to put them on facebook'. Not only that...but some people want photos taken PURELY for facebook!

However, the biggest problem here is clearly that everyone I know uses it...its free and easy. Therefore I need to use it to be able to keep in touch with people.

Perhaps I'm weird, perhaps facebook is really the best thing since women on bread. However, I can't help but feel I was happier before it came along. I smile when I see the share price continue to tumble!

Am I alone?

#2 Posted by Redbullet685 (6034 posts) -

No, I like Facebook.

#3 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

I used to use social networking, but hated it, and never made a facebook account because of it.

#4 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

I dislike Facebook, so I'm not using it.

#5 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

i like facebook, i can keep in touch with friends and family really easy.

and even if i didn't getting worked up and angry about it would be pointles and a stupid waste of energy.

#6 Posted by Humanity (9051 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

I dislike Facebook, so I'm not using it.

Yeah. I have an account that I use when I need to get in touch with some people but I don't like using facebook too much. Not to sound like a indie hipster or anything but I liked Facebook a lot more when it used to be exclusive to colleges and wasn't infested with games and shit. Back then it was simple and clean.

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#7 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

It can't be helped.

#8 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I like Facebook a lot. 
Then again I have a bunch of friends who's moved to cities far away (even to other countries), friends who I met when I've been on vacation and a huge family. 
It's easier (and cheaper) to keep in contact with them that way. 

#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Not worth the hassle, I deleted mine.

#10 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

I only ever use Facebook when I get an email telling me someone is talking to me. Can't stand it.

#11 Posted by PokeIkzai (385 posts) -

I have been on the verge of deactivating my account for months. I just don't like it anymore. It feels more like an obligation than something I want to do.

#12 Posted by Fattony12000 (7283 posts) -

If it ain't on Facebook, it never happened?

All those rapes and murders were for nothing, then?

#13 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@Humanity: Did you just hipster facebook? I didn't even know you could do that.

#14 Posted by Svenzon (718 posts) -

I'm mostly indifferent towards Facebook nowadays. It can piss me off at times, but on the other hand it's good for keeping in touch with people.

#15 Posted by Fallen189 (4982 posts) -

I like facebook, because I'm between 18 and 50, and I'm not a fucking misanthrope. If you don't like using it, don't use it. It really is that simple

#16 Posted by Humanity (9051 posts) -

@Canteu said:

@Humanity: Did you just hipster facebook? I didn't even know you could do that.

I guess. There was a time when Facebook was just a lot cleaner and simpler. There weren't a bunch of needless web app games,everyone used real names, and it was used to keeping in touch with your friends. Now it has slowly started to devolve into what a typical online message board is except people use real pictures. I think it has become very bloated and I honestly have a hard time navigating it at times and finding options that I need. Every time I want to delete a friend, which happens once every few months, I spend minutes looking through menus trying to figure out how to do it.

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#17 Posted by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

I like it, it's easy to keep in touch with friends and family but I'm glad to admit I've never played any of the games on the site. Fuck all that spam people send out when they allow games or other shit applications.

#18 Posted by Fearbeard (826 posts) -

I'm indifferent to Facebook as a whole, but dislike it quite a bit as a gaming platform.

#19 Posted by Dayve86 (49 posts) -

I don't really like it. I pretty much just use it for events now.

#20 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

I don't like it but social networks are only as good as the people on it and everyone uses Facebook. I'd rather people used G+.

#21 Posted by face15 (1289 posts) -

The core of it; which is basically talking to friends and sharing photos; is great. The problem is all the shit that surrounds it and shows up on the newsfeed. I don't give a shit that someone likes the 'The greatest pain that comes with love is loving someone you can't have' page. I don't want to see 'like 4 a like!' statues every few hours. I don't care that someone harvested some new crops on Farmville. I don't care that someone changed their cover photo.

If all the crap was cut away and it was just meaningful statuses, chatting with friends, events pages and sharing photos then using Facebook would be a lot better experience.

#22 Posted by adam1808 (1448 posts) -

Facebook is like toilet paper. It's a necessity but you feel dirty using it.

#23 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Not a fan, but it's the only way I can stay in touch with many of my friends, so gots to do what you gots to do.

#24 Edited by Gruff182 (855 posts) -

I hate using facebook, however I actually like the core facebook functionality.

Apps and games need to fuck off though and this new trend of sharing a pointless 'funny' picture need fuck off too.

If you want to see stupid shit like lolcats, go to the website or a forum. I don't need that crap on my wall.

I know you can block almost everything but I'm having to block about 10 new things a week, when all I go on there for is too look at bikini pictures.

#25 Posted by hangedtoaster (156 posts) -

Facebook is the equivalent of opening the fridge, you open the fridge look around for a few minutes and leave, ten minutes later your back to open the fridge again to look at the same thing. The only reason iI actually have a facebook is for the couple family members I have who haven't gotten cellphones, I dunno how they survive in this modern era without them. Other than that It is kind nice too be able to post photos for big events such as weddings and the like. Pretty easy for several people to contribute and get a decent album going for everyones viewing pleasure.

#26 Edited by predator (350 posts) -

No, I stopped caring about the network effect. I'm currently only on identi.ca because they follow ethical guidelines, respect their users, are free software and federated as part of status.net.  

Perhaps Friendica is nice too, but I like my micro blogging client and can't cross-post there.

#27 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

Nuh uh, that site just causes dumb drama. I was on it for a little while a few years ago and although I get asked to make a new one I just wont. If someone likes me enough to be in touch with me they can email or call me, whatever. Not god damn poke me every day on Facebook and have me just to boost their e-ego! *shakes cane* God damn kids.

#28 Edited by falserelic (5412 posts) -

I don't like face book at all.

#29 Posted by CaLe (3957 posts) -

I don't hate Facebook, but I have no reason to use it. Maybe if I used it I would hate it. I never learned to do texting via numberpad at any reasonable speed and that worked out well because that stuff is pretty much gone. I think not knowing how to use Facebook will be a similar thing.

#30 Posted by rockyhorrorgerri (373 posts) -

Sadly enough I don't use facebook as a social media. I go on to solely play apps... its a terrible addiction. Occasionally I'll comment on someones status or picture but even that is a rare thing nowadays.

#31 Posted by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -

I'm not a huge fan but I always find myself on it. I really need to get out more. Its great for keeping in touch with people though.

#32 Posted by mnzy (2914 posts) -

I think people make Facebook terrible for themselves by adding too many people. Yes you have 400 friends, we get it. Your feed is unusable now.

#33 Posted by SMTDante89 (2563 posts) -

It's simple to keep up with people as stated before but there's a lot of drama and things are blown completely out of proportion and I know to stay away from certain topics when I actually get to talk to any of them.

#34 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

I dislike Facebook, so I'm not using it.

Yupp. Deleted my account a long time ago.

#35 Posted by vonFlampanker (327 posts) -

I like that it keeps a lot of people from various stages of my life in one place, which I'll probably not ever be able to do again.

I hate that using it is an increasingly convoluted, ugly and invasive experience. The benefit of being able to interact with so many people is becoming an exercise in diminishing returns, and when I finally delete my account I'll save myself a ton of time and (sometimes) stress.

#36 Posted by morrelloman (608 posts) -

I have deactivated my account for a second time. The service is totally uncessessary. It preys on peoples narcissism. And promotes unhealthy oversharing of personal information combined with a lack of lack of privacy while offering no real value in return. You give the service your whole life and it gives you NOTHING. Except a glorified open message board, photo sharing, and Evite. I'll let google and apple track all my information. At least they offer up good products.

#37 Posted by Demoskinos (14757 posts) -

I'm fine with it. I like keeping in contact with people. Also, Facebook only becomes drama city if you are friends with drama queens. So lose the friends if you dont wanna deal with that.

#38 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

I hate facebook. I never update statuses or post links or photos, but I still use it to keep in touch with friends and know what's going on.

I guess I don't hate Facebook itself, I just hate how people use facebook. Status updates are either incredibly melodramatic and vague ("Some people need to learn some respect"), desperate attempts at grabbing attention, or song lyrics to some top 40s garbage. Maybe it just emphasizes what I hate about people; I've hidden over half of my "friends" from appearing in my newsfeed. If everyone used facebook the way I do, I'd be much happier.

#39 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4967 posts) -

I don't care about Facebook, that's why I'm not using it.

#40 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4910 posts) -

@Fallen189 said:

I like facebook, because I'm between 18 and 50, and I'm not a fucking misanthrope. If you don't like using it, don't use it. It really is that simple

Indeed it is, and thats why i have never touched it, simple as that.

#41 Posted by Toxeia (729 posts) -

I hate facebook and I don't use it. That's how I handle that problem you're having

#42 Posted by ajamafalous (11958 posts) -

I look at my news feed a couple times a day but I only post something once a week or so, and it's usually a video or something. It's nice to keep up with what my friends from high school are doing, but I don't really 'use' it, I guess.

#43 Posted by Zleunamme (655 posts) -

Does anybody use Facebook mobile? I noticed recently that Facebook is using businesses that my friends like in order to advertise. Example if a friend likes Amazon or Target. On news feed, there a section with the companies logos saying your friend like these as a suggestion. I say this because of ads would appear on the right side of the webpage but never appeared on the mobile site. Or pop up from the bottom like other apps.

#44 Posted by Chop (1996 posts) -

I don't hate facebook and I don't use it.

I don't know.

#45 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

I make fun of my friends for using Facebook. I'll use it to know where they're doing gatherings and such but that's about it. Twitter takes the two most useful features of Facebook, sharing photos and status updates and spins it into it's own service, so there's no point for all that extra fluff.

And when people say "Don't forget to put that photo on Facebook", it guarantees I won't. Ever. Actually that's what will happen whether you ask or not. Photos are for me to reminisce with in 10 years, not to slap on the internet.

#46 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Humanity said:

@Funkydupe said:

I dislike Facebook, so I'm not using it.

Yeah. I have an account that I use when I need to get in touch with some people but I don't like using facebook too much.

That's the problem. It has become the defacto form of communication for a lot of people since I was entering college and it was just starting. Unfortunately, it hasn't evolved to be much more user friendly since then either.

I truly wish there was some better way for people to send out invites and share information with each other than facebook. I don't see anything reasonably meeting that need any time soon. I hate it though. I rarely ever use it and it is mainly just for responding to other people.

#47 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I used it like 2 years ago, then I deleted that shit. I'll never understand why people find it so interesting.

#48 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Oh yeah, I think facebook is alright. Use it for college to find out about events easily and to add some fellow students/friends. It's pretty easy to ignore the stupid shit that people post so that's not a big deal.

#49 Posted by natetodamax (19191 posts) -

I like Facebook but hate the way people use it. Sharing photos of 12 year old airbrushed models, liking pictures that say "Like if you agree!!", posting depressing status updates to fish for sympathetic responses, stupid mirror photos... I've also had people Like photos of 9/11 and horribly injured soldiers as a way to show sympathy and respect. How does "Liking" these pictures do any of that!? It's disgusting.

#50 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

I mostly use facebook to keep up with my friends and family that are in different places from me. It's great to talk to relatives from other countries.