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originally posted by: DAVID64
I made an account to keep up with distant family, pictures, stuff like that, but finally got tired of the BS and deleted my account. They were constantly changing the privacy rules and not for the protection of the users. The main reason though, was shallow, ignorant people. I could post an article showing them how corrupt a politician was or how Monsanto was poisoning us and it would get 2 likes. Putting up an article showing abusive cops getting caught in the act would get me all sorts of replies saying I just didn't understand how stressful it was and I was should stop picking on heroes just trying to do their job.
Post a picture of my ferret doing something cute and I'd get 100. I quickly learned that the general population doesn't want to be informed, just constantly entertained.
originally posted by: Klassified
It is my understanding, facebook does not delete accounts. They only deactivate them. If you ever sign back in, it reactivates the account. Maybe that has changed since I last checked into it. Nevertheless, congrats. No use in giving them more than they already have.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
a reply to: Annunak1
I never liked the idea of facebook,and never joined.
I have been called antisocial by friends who are on it,and lost touch with some over not being prepared to join up.
Do I give a crap that everyone can't watch my life on FB? Hell no.
Next step is to ditch your cell phone-I am nearly a year without one,and it has been a liberating experience.
I don't miss it at all,and if I ever need one in an emergency,almost everyone else in the country has one I could borrow in a time of desperate need.Still have a house phone,so I am not totally isolated.
All I need now is a remote cabin in the woods,and I will have gone full Luddite(minus the dress).
For some reason the more technology advances,the more I wish to lead a simple old school existence.
I think I was born in the wrong century..