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2,323 3/3/13 9:55 A
Just my brother. He is naughty on FB and gets in trouble. Also someone was telling our mom (74 yr old) what he was posting. She did not need to know what he is doing. The person was connected to someone who could see his posts.
Going to clean a few more FB friends today. Tired of getting messages that are negative...especially from an acquaintances.
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5,073 2/24/13 6:56 A
I don't use my FaceBook page much. But like to see family/friend notifications. I do have one family member, however that drives me crazy with multiple postings of anything and everything. I have not lost a friend/relative.
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2,953 2/24/13 6:53 A
No I haven't but I am not on Facebook nor will I ever be a I just don't trust the servers ability not to leak personal information.
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3,427 2/24/13 2:12 A
Yes, I "unfriended myself", and quit Zuckerbook. Too much spam emanating from my friends' list (not my friends). I had already joined Google+ and find it far superior.
I unfriended a bunch of people that were causing drama for a family member.
One of my former guy friends, that I sort of dated, unfriended me. His fiance made him do it. She was jealous. And I am sure she is making him regret the day he married her. I could tell she is a miserable pot stirrer.
Yes. One of my best friends passed away almost 2 years ago. I don't use FB much anymore since then. I used to use it to play games and such with her and rag each other about our favorite football teams during the season but otherwise, it's mostly drama. I've recently deleted anyone that I did not personally know and those that post against my moral values. Since then, I've just stopped using it basically. Just too much drama. Besides, being on SP takes most of my online time. It's much more beneficial too!
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240 2/23/13 5:21 P
I don't use facebook. I decided when it started up that I wasn't doing it. Never have never will. And one of the reasons is because it causes too much drama.
I haven't parted ways with many people over Facebook posts. I have deleted as a friends some people who I just didn't have anything in common with and one person for continually posting things that I felt were hateful and offensive.
I don't get into discussions over politics or religion very often.
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60 2/23/13 4:14 P
Yes, I have a family member who likes to play games and cause trouble and she dropped me on facebook in an attempt to start a fight. However, I'm one of those people who refuses to engage in nonsense so I simply ignored it. Her actions are hers to deal with and I don't let it phase me.
I also ignored a friend request from a family member who is known to be nasty, and sure enough within months of joining she was ousted by FB "authority" for bad behavior on other peoples accounts.
I attempt to be kind to everyone, but I also believe it is perfectly acceptable to set boundaries with people who haven't yet learned how to behave themselves. :D
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2,099 2/23/13 4:03 P
I dropped everyone but family. I got tired of old high school mates hooking up and how they leave the kids behind and run around like teenager crap. You know the ones who have kids but leave them with grandma so they can go running around, I am talking forever not just for a night or day. They never grew up. I got tired of the one girl acting as if she was something she wasn't it, that was hard for me because she was so sweet to me but she lives a fake fb life so what's the point, we never are going to meet up she can't she has been living an online lie. I just did not like the fact of everytime I posted something over 100 people can see it and I have not seen these people in over 25 years and some were even snobby in school but added me. I think with old class mates it is nosey thing to see how each one looks and how they live. I am happy with just family so about 20 people are on my fb. :)
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460 2/22/13 3:20 P
The 2nd Amendment. So many people need a good dose of American History that clearly explains the intent, meanings, and circumstances for it's existence. Relatives just don't stop with their wild west one sided view of th debate
I had a friend that I had worked with and she retired, I was supposed to come and visit her we were friends on facebook, we talked sometimes on the phone. But I really did lose her she died. :( She was overweight, I found out on facebook by a post that said RIP. That was tough to take.
My sister in law did defriend me because she was mad at my brother, said some very mean things... so childish we have not had a good relationship since after that she had her twins 4 1/2 months early and we lost my nephew after a surgery and now we have a funeral to attend this Saturday... Facebook is crazy but I learned that the people that I truly want a relationship with I try to communicate without facebook.
Yes. Spending less time there. I did find that some will send messages. They go into a folder I don't check often, but, boy, when I do, they are personal attacks because I am conservative and they don't like my conservative views.
During the election I lost several fb friends but they weren't people I interacted with on a daily basis. Most of those wasn't because I said anti-comments about their candidate or pro-comments about MY candidate, it was because I didn't WRITE or LIKE their negative comments about MY candidate. One guy flat out asked me if I was a real American because I was voting for the foreign guy.
My college age nephew defriended me, I think because he thinks I would be judgemental about his party lifestyle (I understand what stage of life he's in and would not ever comment)..he treats me the same at family gatherings and his girlfriend friended me, so no bigee. I don't post or comment political things, just not my style, so I haven't lost any over that. I might lose some to sheer boredom at some point because I don't lead a very exciting life!!
I have unfriended family that are emotionally abusive and negative in general. There is a friend I was very close to or thought we were very close but found out otherwise when she asks me for advice but doesn't really want my honest opinions and we have distanced ourselves from each other. I do not need nor do I want anyone in my life where I feel I can't be honest with them or if we don't agree on something they will get upset me and throw a tantrum like a child. Otherwise I keep my fb page pretty private for my family that lives far away from us and my parents to see pictures and get regular updates about their grand kids.
There are a lot of relatives I have on "ignore" or "hide" or whatever they call it, so their posts don't show on my feed. I did "unfriend" one person who was one of the first people to send me a friend request when I opened my account; that was when I thought you "had to" accept friend requests, before I realized that if you ignored one, they just thought you didn't use FB very much and you'd missed their request. I didn't unfriend because of anything particular they said. It was just because I barely knew this person 30 years ago when we were in high school and we certainly don't have anything in common now.
For me, the main value of FB is keeping in touch with family and distant friends I might lose track of otherwise. It has proved its worth to me twice. The first time was when there was that bad earthquake in New Zealand. My cousin who lives there was able to get on line and post that they had roof damage but no one was hurt, so the whole family knew within a few hours. It would have taken DAYS to find out if she was okay by family phone tree. The second was when an elderly acquaintance who works near where I work didn't show up for work on a Sunday. We weren't friends on FB, but we had mutual friends, and I was able to go on and ask if anybody had heard from her or knew her address. My office ended up calling the police to go by and do a welfare check, and it turned out she was all right but needed some help. She would have stayed missing for another day if I hadn't had that resource.
Plus, I like the funny cat videos.
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6,166 2/20/13 12:44 P
I hate FB. I have defriended people, only because we didn't really get along in person to begin with. Don't friend people you're not really friends with.
yes, by choice. Found out one of my cousins just like to get into peoples business and use it to stir up trouble. Decided I dont need that kind of negetivity in my life so that was the end of it. It has been about a year, and I dont regret it
Several. Facebook is full of freaking drama, and I have found that people who would not confront you face to face have no problem doing so on facebook. I deactivated my facebook account about 8 months ago.
Fitness Minutes: (120)
2,171 2/20/13 12:04 P
Not because of anything like that. I have a bi-polar cousin who often friends me, then unfriends me later, then friends me again, then unfriends me. Not really sure why since we've only had pleasant interactions.
Around the time of my high school reunion a bunch of people I barely knew in high school friended me, but many of them have since unfriended me. I guess cause we still never talked.
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