Facebook: A waste of human time or not?
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:43 PM
Although I like to play Word with Friends with a few relatives, I really do chalk the whole thing up as a waste of time. It's just one more form of entertainment but some spend way too much time there, almost like a lifeline.
I guess it's good for keeping contact with distant relatives and friends but to me the whole thing is extremely overrated.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:20 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:02 AM
Perhaps a lot of other people would consider all of those things a waste of time, but not me. I enjoy the discussions such things prompt, especially since I don't get much other interaction with a number of people I talk to there as when we see each other we're too busy catching up and generally enjoying each other's company to discuss the latest funny cat video.
Facebook, your forum of choice, whatever, they're all just tools. It's what you use them for that makes them a waste of time or not.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:29 PM
It allows me to network with them even when its difficult for them to find time to access a computer.
I also use it to follow companies I'm interested in. Chris Costa, LaRue, ITS Tactical, etc.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:04 PM
I get it for keeping in touch with those you actually want to keep in touch, those overseas and such like I do.
Like Stevenson said I also like for keeping track of companies and causes I support as sometimes they offer Facebook only coupons and sales.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:27 PM
Facebook isn't for everyone. It's not. Just like most things. And that's cool. It really is. But I know for me and my circle of friends and where I live it's become a vital part of social life, and I mean a real social life with real people not just online. It's how we organize where we're going and what not. Works for us.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:33 AM
I'd love to add a few friends I work with but the trouble with that is my employer might see posts from me, or my friends, or from "friends of friends" and no matter how well you "think" you have your privacy settings adjusted, Facebook changes so much it's difficult to know. I don't want to say the wrong thing and have it used against me, especially with an employer. So, I can't add anyone from work, no way.
So my list consists of a mere 27 contacts which are mostly family, or friends of the family. That narcissist contact I was talking about has...... 823 contacts. Hey, if it makes them feel better that's cool but I think it's rather ridiculous. Who knows 823 people? Really? What percentage of those 823 contacts do they really communicate with? There are some people who have to be in the business of knowing what's going on with practically everybody. Like I said, I just can't relate to that. I don't CARE if David from my old high school is baking cookies today. This senseless information world we live in today is slowly numbing our minds and filling them with useless clutter.
Am I the only one who thinks this way?
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:01 AM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:08 PM
To live a fulfilled life, dedicated to the service of my fellow citizens, is the only life I have ever wanted to live.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:24 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:50 PM
I've basically converted my Facebook into a more up to date version of Soldier Systems Daily... I normally see most products covered there on my Facebook before SSD. Not all, but a fair amount. As well as facebook discount codes from retailers like SKD or Tactical Distributors.. Not to mention the contests they have for helping them spread their pages around...
I haven't won anything yet, but it doesn't hurt to try.
It is what you make of it, I suppose.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:06 PM
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Edited by Armitage12, 21 January 2013 - 05:16 PM.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:49 PM
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:37 PM
I, too, have toyed with the idea of totally closing out my Facebook account. But for right now the benefits seem to outweigh it. I never would have gotten in touch with that college buddy and known he was stationed nearby if it likely wasn't for FB.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:32 PM
I just use mine to upload pictures and a post here and there so people seemingly know I'm alive.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:01 AM
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