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Old 02-16-2020, 02:16 PM   #61
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Now that I'm working shows more often again, I can definitely say it comes in handy. When I was out of the loop I really only needed to remember people's Birthdays, but FB really does make the whole networking thing much easier. A month ago I was barely in the game anymore, and now I'm back to working for two promotions and possibly two more coming up, including one in PA.

I can see how it might not be useful for everyone but in that circle everyone I know relies on it. Got new glamour shots made? "I'll send them to you on FB." Meet a new promoter you wanna work for? "Who are you on FB? I'll look at your pics and stuff and we'll take it from there." Very convenient.
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:26 PM   #62
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Everyone at my job is still using Facebook and we range from age 19 to I think we got some folks in their 50s.

I think the main reason people stick with Facebook is because their Messenger is the best way to communicate with co-workers and acquaintances that you need to talk to but don't want to give your phone number to.


As for the gimmick Facebook accounts, I do see the reason. Lots of employers do check social media to make sure you're involved into things that go against their values or if they're talking **** about the company. The 'gimmick name' allows them to be more 'themselves' without the employers or potential employers finding out.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:24 AM   #63
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Nope. Not really. Got off a few months ago. My blood pressure went waaaaay down.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:29 AM   #64
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Nope. Not really. Got off a few months ago. My blood pressure went waaaaay down.
Were you heavily posting politically? I'm just curious. I agree it can be a hotbed of sorts and has been since 2016, though you and I would probably agree for different reasons.

I find there is a bunch of people that post the same rhetoric everyday. Sometimes I'll bite, mostly I won't. Mostly I just respond to basic "day in the life" type posts and ignore the rest. With a lot of input chimes to entertainment type stuff. I'll never make a political post myself. I don't open that door.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:38 AM   #65
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Were you heavily posting politically? I'm just curious. I agree it can be a hotbed of sorts and has been since 2016, though you and I would probably agree for different reasons.

I find there is a bunch of people that post the same rhetoric everyday. Sometimes I'll bite, mostly I won't. Mostly I just respond to basic "day in the life" type posts and ignore the rest. With a lot of input chimes to entertainment type stuff. I'll never make a political post myself. I don't open that door.
Believe it or not, and this is the God's honest truth: no.

But my friends were. Incessantly. And that would just push a button, and I'd lose my marbles. Not to mention, it was all just blurbs designed to enrage. Or those insufferable memes that have some smarmy one-liner. I wasn't even getting good information out of it. Which is why I encourage reading the whole article instead of just the headline.

Also, it became a huge time sink. I'd sit there and fall into scrolling through posts, most of which from people I hadn't spoken to in years. It was a colossal waste of time.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:57 AM   #66
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Believe it or not, and this is the God's honest truth: no.
Interesting. I'll take you at your word.

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But my friends were. Incessantly. And that would just push a button, and I'd lose my marbles. Not to mention, it was all just blurbs designed to enrage. Or those insufferable memes that have some smarmy one-liner. I wasn't even getting good information out of it. Which is why I encourage reading the whole article instead of just the headline.
I get what you're saying.

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*sigh* That's kind of where I'm at. It's interesting (and it can be SAD or tragic stuff, or happy stuff, or anything), but it's a thing you can get a little bit lost in. And then you pull back and, "Oh, it's been an hour." An hour I could've done this or that, or anything.
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Interesting. I'll take you at your word.



I get what you're saying.



*sigh* That's kind of where I'm at. It's interesting (and it can be SAD or tragic stuff, or happy stuff, or anything), but it's a thing you can get a little bit lost in. And then you pull back and, "Oh, it's been an hour." An hour I could've done this or that, or anything.
If it helps, I used the hosts file on my computer to block the whole site. It only took me a day or two to lose the habit of typing in the URL.

https://www.wikihow.com/Block-a-Website-on-Your-Computer

Here's a guide to do it. Life's been noticeably less stressful since I got off.
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I temporarily deactivated my Facebook, planning to come back eventually. I think it will be good for me.
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