boy wasnt this group a relief to see! i've been facebook free for over 3 years now, and i can honestly say i don't really miss it. I can remember having like 1000 something friends, but i only have 2 best friends which i talk to by phone so what am I missing? People posting their every move and starting internet drama. NOT MYE CUP OF TEA (if it was it'd have to have milk and sugar lol). Glad someone created this group! Viva la NO FACEBOOK!
Not on Facebook Tribe
Welcome to the No Facebook Tribe! - Page 2
The only reason I have an account is to keep tabs on my sister who has no sense of privacy, safety of others...basically, she lacks good judgement. We have asked then ordered her, repeatedly, to not put pictures or information about us and our family on there. We go on occasionally to check up on her to make sure that she is actually respecting us on this. She doesn't see the dangers of the site and thinks we are odd for doing the things we do. She has shown us repeatedly that she doesn't respect our choices, so this is at least one way that we can check up on her.
I have my name and marital status posted, and a note that says that if anyone wants to contact me, to leave their non-facebook email address on there for me so that I can email them back. I post nothing else there, and probably go there only once every 6 months (or more if I need to check up on my sister's posting).
I hate the site with a passion. A waste of time, people thinking that they are stars, lying, etc....no thanks. I like REAL people, not fake ones, FB or no FB. It is too bad that everyone's life seems to center around it. I even had some members of the forum that I manage strongly suggest that we have a FB presence or they would leave. Really? It deals with very sensitive personal information, and our focus is on our children. Why on earth would I purposely put it all on display and put their children at risk? It just is not worth it, and I told them as much. As long as I moderate there, we will NEVER have a presence on that network! I wish they could just "get it." Needless to say, most of those complainers are no longer members. Blah!
hatchling, i couldn't agree with you more. FB is number one on mye list of pet peeves! I can't begin to describe how much if irritates meeh! And when people are like i wanna add you nd i say ion have a page its like....you needa get one and blah blah blah. WHY??? So you can send meeh messages instead of call or see meeh in person, add meeh to a million groups i have no interest in joining, or send meeh fake pics of how hawt you are when in actuality your on your couch with your gut hangen over your pants with food on your shirt and a dirty bum!
Yes, because of these so called "social sites" people have forgotten how to communicate in person, effectively, and become more hermit like. They actually miss out on real life experiences. I shudder to think of what kind of society we will have to live in as this addiction progresses. If their virtual worlds shut down (and I am talking about the ones who live in front of their screens...sitting, walking, driving...eep!), could they actually be able to do anything practical? Think of all the time wasted when they could learn the basics of living. Sadly, society is losing old ways and skills so fast. YThere are a scant few who still hold on and try to better themselves through learning real life skills and actually put them into practice. These are the ones who will break away from the fads and the ones who are really living.
BTW, have you figured out yet that I am not a fan of being glued to all things techy too (cell phone, texting, Blackberry, Apple I-phones, etc)? I enjoy using the computer and internet, and know that if used wisely, it can be a great tool. Left to capture your sole attention, it steals what you might be able to achieve in life and can be dangerous if used in the wrong place or for the wrong purpose. I like to think on...what will I be remembered for...my postings on Facebook?...how many apps I can collect?...how many games am I involved with?...how much have I amassed in the (whatever name) game?...my time in front of a screen while my kids are ignored and only see my back or hear me say an empty "umhmm"?...or will it be something profitable and truly worth admiring. Something real? I don't see any social site or gadget contributing to that.
i couldnt agree more. I understand that technology is great nd cites many advancements to it, but when it engulfs your whole life..its just like any addiction.I have techie things, but its for a luxury item, not because I will be disconnected from the world if I don't have it. I enjoy going outside, playing sports, and even knitting. I enjoy tv and things too, but nothing substitues for being outside in the fresh air. That's what kids don't realise today. They'd rather stay in the entire weekend playing video games and not even step out the house. This is one of mye biggest issues!! I hate it! I wish people really knew the damage they were really causing. "Social networking" makes you virtually social, but Socially Anti-Social. Its terrible!
But there are also so many "vacant" neighborhoods in this city. Beautiful homes, gorgeous landscaping, and not a soul in site. That is soooo sad.
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bejeweled, atleast all the kids aren't "rotting away" in front of the tele or video games. I can't honestly say the last time I saw a lemonade stand...besides when mye best friend and I had our own ages ago! Seems like jump ropes, bikes, 4 square, and climbing trees are about obsolete with children in these times. I'd love for children to be able to balance between technology and real world and use both without being consumed by the other. One can only hope things improve. I can tell you that as soon as DP and I have our little bambino it won't be all techie! What ever happened to a good set of blocks???
I was relieved to see this group. I have a Facebook account, but I have not been on it all of this year (2012). I've tried to quit before now, maybe two or three years ago or so, but this year my husband is helping me stay committed to being "off" for good. Now as long as I don't get addicted to sites like this, my children have more time with me and I am more productive around the house. The hardest part about being off of it is wishing that friends (one in particular) who use Facebook to stay in touch with multiple friends at once, would call and/or email me, too. I feel ignored.
Anyhow, it is nice to know that there are still other mothers out there who lead solid, fulfilling lives without the thing that most of the world is addicted to!