Leaving Facebook - should I?

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Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby KwanSeum » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:13 am

One week ago I followed through on my idea that I should leave Facebook. They said, if I don’t login in the next two weeks then my account will be permanently deleted.

Reasons to delete (list adapted from: http://www.brighthub.com/internet/web-d ... 92499.aspx):

1) Privacy (Recent research by an American university found 23 per cent of employers reviewed candidates? profiles on social networking sites. )
2) Addictive
4) The Bad Impact on Career Life and Personal Life (there are real people out there too)
6) Scams
7) Virus Attacks
8) Monopoly (Facebook is literally making itself the center of all business advertisements)
9) Health Concerns (headaches, backaches, eye strain and a long list of other maladies.)
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Is there any reason why I shouldn’t leave Facebook? Is there anything you get from Facebook that is beneficial to you?
'Accepting things as they are' and striving to improve them is living the Dharma while causing or accepting suffering because 'that's the way things are' is Nihilism.

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby Indrajala » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:17 am

Facebook is how people contact me.

Even my relatives whom I haven't seen in years ...

It is a worthwhile network to be on. I have decent discussions on it. I don't mind sharing nice photos I've taken with everyone.

If you dislike it, just delete all your content and use it as a means for others to contact you if they need to.
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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby plwk » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:27 am

If you did, then what? If you didn't, then what?

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby Tree » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:20 am

I'd love to remove facebook form my life, but unfortunately it's too useful of a tool.

I'm there for now!

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby tktru » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:38 am

I personally find Facebook to be useful despite addictive properties, but I will drop it ASAP when the next biggest social networking website is launched:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmk9CjEha8A

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby Nosta » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:36 pm

I dont have facebook or hi5 etc and i dont need it, unless to get in touch with distant friends. Other than that is useless for me. If i want to talk with a friend, i have the phone or i will go to a coffee with him.

But, for many other things, facebook may be useful, but luckly i dont need them.

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby Hanzze » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:45 am

Isn't it always deisre that keeps one in the circle and takes one face after the other to get satisfaction. I used it two weeks, after that I was kicked out. To less personal informations, so not useful for the big database. "You can send a copy of your ID-card..."
May the data's never be used like such data's have been used many times (connections, photos, thinking...).

Let me just tell: Beware of your desire, they have no benefit at all. :spy:
Just that! :-)

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby meindzai » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:00 pm

"The Dharma is huge." - Rael

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby KathyLauren » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:57 pm

I have a Facebook account, but I don;t use it much. The reason is that, for obvious privacy reasons, most people only share information with their "friends". That makes lurking impossible. There is no way to find out if you would like to "friend" someone without "friending" them first. The result is that Facebook is of no use to me.

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:28 pm

I find it somewhat useful for connecting with other Buddhists and some Buddhist groups, but otherwise don't use it too much.

Most of the things done on facebook I think could just as easily be done with e-mail, but I suppose some like to post everything that they are doing and don't mind the lack of privacy.

I think it is something that can be useful, in moderation.
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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:48 pm

I didn't used to like it, I found it intrusive. But lately I was able to reconnect with some people using Facebook so now I'm a fan.

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby KwanSeum » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:46 am

'Accepting things as they are' and striving to improve them is living the Dharma while causing or accepting suffering because 'that's the way things are' is Nihilism.

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Re: Leaving Facebook - should I?

Postby KwanSeum » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:20 am

Facebook said if I don't login for two weeks then my account would be closed. I tried to login today and it said I've no account.

I've also bought an Internet radio so I can listen to my favorite radio stations (eg, http://bbslive.nefficient.co.kr/bbsfm) so I can turn the computer off more often. Since I still have access to the computer at work it's amazing how much free-time I've created.

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