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Old 11-16-2011, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently deleted my facebook. I have found my productivity has increased a lot! While not so much in general but I can actually do work on the computer now... Before I had such a problem with essays I had to pretty well stick to libraries and writing out by hand and only writing up the final draft on computer.

Its pretty funny being at an age where eveeeryone one has facebook and not being in the loop of it. Its really not so bad. In fact its really good as it gives you distance from people. I don't wanna hear about some ones day every day no matter how much I like them and hearing about so much stuff can be a little much. Related to being bombarded with too much information I find getting to know people is different when facebook exists. I get bored of people much quicker depending if I have them on facebook or not. You end up knowing too much about a person too quickly I find and it doesn't match the natural flow I enjoy when getting to know some one. It annoys me especially since its not really the person itself I get bored of its just the process in which I do it is not really satisfying.

You may be asking why not just use it in moderation etc etc. To me the cons can almost never outweigh the positives no matter how much I use it. It is not really an issue for me either. I can contact people that I want to by cell or in real life and losing communication with people I would not keep in contact with normally isn't a bad thing for me. It lets me focus my energy more on people that actually affect me instead of caring about prior relationships.

It may sound strange but everything is much more real with out Facebook. I don't get only the cream of the crop of what people say and idealized images of peoples lives. Maybe I shouldn't be so effected by social networking and that business but I think it is possible for me to just not use it. Its worth mentioning that a lot of these social network issues of warping reality are a lot more subtle then people can realize. Especially as a teenager where you are developing your character a whole lot. You are in a state of such irrationality no matter how much you can understand in your head that things on facebook aren't the truth your subconscious tells you something else completely.

Being in a mood of change (and motivated by being less distracted and doing better in university) I thought deleting my facebook account would be a real good idea.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I probably go on Facebook once every couple weeks, although I was on it alot in high school. Some people are still on there like crazy though. I thought the novelty would have worn off by now.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on the age. I had 120 friends on facebook and at peak times about 30 or 40 of them would be online chat. Thats a 3rd of my friends being on at one time -everyday
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah some people get out of hand with it, although I guess it's their choice if that's how they wanna spend their time.

I hate those people that compete for amount of friends. If I talked to you twice in high school what's the point of adding me on facebook years later?
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You've inspired me. I'm gonna delete my facebook account right now.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm really not on Facebook all that much, but I really do need it. It's the only reliable place I can see audition information for shows in the area, keep in touch with all seven theatre companies in the area and what they're up to, and stuff like that.

I never leave the chat on, always appear offline, and if I really want to talk to someone, I'll either call them or send them a message, last resort.

I just can't dispense with Facebook, though, because I use it for semi-professional networking.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You've inspired me. I'm gonna delete my facebook account right now.
Actually, I realized that there are a lot of people who i can only contact through fb, so I'm gonna delete it after I get all of their numbers.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ha! delete facebook?! and become a sub-human?!

i think not!
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I deleted facebook for an entirely different reason. I was upset about not having really any friends at all and seeing the people I used to know talk about their awesome adventures on facebook. I felt really depressed every time I went on, so I deleted it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I sympathize with that. However, i think some of it is because i don't take pictures of every ****ing social gathering in my life. How do these people take 200 pictures of themselves walking to the park or at a house party? Like stuff like that doesn't even come to mind, I would rather not give people access to judge me based on stuff like that.
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