Social Media hiatus

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by Troy M, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I survived the election postings on Facebook and Instagram by hiding everyone in my family and hiding many of my old college friends. But I still found myself wasting too much time on those silly platforms.

    So I deactivated all of my personal accounts but kept my business/school profiles to manage my FFA pages (I refuse all friendship/follower requests). I also went ahead and dropped Snapchat and TikTok - I only followed my oldest son’s dog’s channel and a 13 year old niece - I know I won’t miss much.

    Anyone else get away from the social media game? I know several will chime in with “never used it” and that’s good to hear, but would like to hear from regular social media users and how it went when you left.

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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Facebook: Never
    Instagram: Never
    Snapchat: Never
    TikTok: Never
    TSD: Often. ;)
  3. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

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  4. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I look at Instagram but rarely post. Sometimes restaurants give a discount. I don’t don any other SNS sites except TSD.
  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Besides here, I have Facebook so I can keep in touch with family and friends, especially from high school friends.
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  6. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Me three
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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Facebook: Often
    Instagram: Never
    Snapchat: Never
    TikTok: Seldom

    iFunny: Often
    TSD: Often.

    Facebook is my guide to identifiying tools, and sometimes purchasing them. iFunny is my meme feed. TSD is where I go when I want to contemplate shaving related stuff.
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  8. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    dropped f book and the other shave forums.just here..:)..not tried the others..
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  10. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  11. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    I don't do Tik Tok, Instagram, Snap Chat. I do Facebook a little. But a couple months ago I found I was spending too much time on FB. Then it asked for my password which I did not remember. Rather than reset my password, I just didn't log in for a couple months. I found my mood to improve and I felt less stressed. I signed back on about a week ago but I'm not spending all that much time anymore. Social media is extremely over rated. That said, there are several forums that I enjoy participating in. Shaving, coffee, biking and drumming.
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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Facebook: Not since 2017 and not missing it at all!
    Instagram: Never
    Snapchat: Never
    TikTok: Never
    B&B: Rarely
    TSD: Often

    Playing records: Every day :happy093:

    Forget the hyped up news, the ridiculous politics and paranoia. Remind those around you love them and keep your sanity.:eatdrink013:

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  13. brit

    brit in a box

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  14. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I've survived 36 hours quite easily without the biggies, but I've had relatives reach out and ask where I've been with my posts. But, my perusing of TSD has gone up! Oh and the battery on my phone is lasting quite a bit longer.
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  15. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

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    I was on Facebook, and I still keep up with family on there. I hide a few friends who were going crazy.

    Ultimately I concluded I was either preaching to the choir or alienating friends so I just stopped posting anything but family moments.

    Either I'm filtered out on a lot of posts or most of my friends feel the same way I do and just don't post much anymore. Both are possible. I think a lot of people are just tired of the drama.

    So TSD most days. Facebook once or twice a week, focusing on communicating with family. That's it.
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  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    As I said before, my sister keeps trying to talk me into joining Facebook, but my reply is always the same "I got TSD, that's good enough f0r me".
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  17. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    We have a coffee thread here, y'know.
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  18. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

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  19. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    This place and one or two other old-style forums is the extent of my social mediaing, pretty much.

    To me, Facebook is digital equivalent of diarrhea. Twitter is tertiary syphilis. Whenever possible I avoid giving $ to people who are on record as despising me. There are alternatives.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2021
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  20. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    No social media at all.
    Does TSD count?
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