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Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:08 AM

I deleted my Facebook account yesterday. How about you?

It will take 14 days to completely be removed. But, it's hidden now.

Based upon the Zuckerberg interview, I want no part of this failing website any longer.

How about you?

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Reply I deleted my Facebook account yesterday. How about you? (Original post)
machoneman Mar 2018 OP
Sherman A1 Mar 2018 #1
HopeAgain Mar 2018 #2
samnsara Mar 2018 #3
NCTraveler Mar 2018 #4
hlthe2b Mar 2018 #5
malaise Mar 2018 #6
OhZone Mar 2018 #7
Kilgore Mar 2018 #8
airmid Mar 2018 #9
Blue_Adept Mar 2018 #11
WhiskeyGrinder Mar 2018 #10
GWC58 Mar 2018 #16
WhiskeyGrinder Mar 2018 #17
MineralMan Mar 2018 #12
DrDan Mar 2018 #13
Captain Stern Mar 2018 #14
Little Star Mar 2018 #15
cwydro Mar 2018 #18
jrthin Mar 2018 #19
IluvPitties Mar 2018 #20
sinkingfeeling Mar 2018 #21
blake2012 Mar 2018 #22
The_jackalope Mar 2018 #23
FarCenter Mar 2018 #24
obamanut2012 Mar 2018 #26
obamanut2012 Mar 2018 #25
ginnyinWI Mar 2018 #27
Brainstormy Mar 2018 #28
liberal N proud Mar 2018 #29
terip64 Mar 2018 #30
CelticWinter Mar 2018 #31
Freethinker65 Mar 2018 #32
Heartstrings Mar 2018 #33
RandySF Mar 2018 #34
enid602 Mar 2018 #35
obnoxiousdrunk Mar 2018 #36
Johnny2X2X Mar 2018 #37
Snotcicles Mar 2018 #38

Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:11 AM

1. No

I did not and have no plans to do so.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:11 AM

2. Never had one. nt

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:11 AM

3. no

..i dont plan to either. Ppl have to use common sense when they are using a FREE site. Of course free sites gather data.. thats why they are free. Dont give up anymore info than you want the entire world to see.


This is like saying one has to give up BACON because its fatty and salty.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:12 AM

4. Staying on it.

 

I don’t go to it as often as I use to but I do like it.

Most of my younger friends are on Instagram or Snapchat.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:13 AM

5. Fortunately, never had one (despite dealing with a lot of "luddite" accusations from others over yrs

which is ironic for those who know me.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:16 AM

6. Ditto

and some of the accusations came from my own family

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:16 AM

7. I'm just using it a lot less.

As are most of my friends.

Oh well.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:24 AM

8. Never had one

Never will.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:24 AM

9. Nope...my business depends on it.

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Response to airmid (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:27 AM

11. Same here

Plus some key support groups I'm a part of.

Facebook is the launching point to a larger discussion of privacy on the internet that needs to be had. Almost all main services that are used have the same issue. A mass exodus of one - which isn't happening even though it "seems" like it through the news reporting - isn't going to alter anything.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:25 AM

10. Nope, staying on it.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 08:05 AM

16. After five years I finally

got back on it. Found out all my pics were still there. I thought after that much time it would’ve been “auto-deleted.”

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 08:06 AM

17. And trash all of those delicious data points?

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:27 AM

12. I scan my FB page for 15 minutes each morning.

I see what my family and friends have posted, and maybe post something. That's the only time I use it. I don't do anything else on it. I never even look at the ads that show up. It works for me as I use it. I don't really see any reason to cancel my account. My page is set at Friends Only, and there's very little personal information there. Family and friends. That's it. It still works fine for that.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:38 AM

13. nope

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:45 AM

14. Nope. I'm keeping mine. nt

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:46 AM

15. Nope for me. It's the way I keep in touch with my distant family & friends. n/t

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 08:10 AM

18. Nope.

And I’d bet anything Facebook has everything you ever posted, and they’ll have it as long as they want.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 08:18 AM

19. I deleted my account late last year. I want nothing to

do with a site that actively helped tRUMP and actively seeks to destroy our democracy. I can communicate with those I need to thru other means. And further, I will not do business with any company where the only means to do so is through FB.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 08:20 AM

20. I deleted mine years ago, and I am happier since.

Social media exposed you way too much to the world. I still value privacy.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:24 AM

21. Deleted mine in 2016.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:27 AM

22. Yesdone. Finally

 

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:30 AM

23. Y'all can bite my low-hanging fruit. I'm staying put.

I use FB to stay connected to a loose global eco-spiritual community of interest. I don't use it for politics.
Hell, I don't even use DU for politics much any more.

Plus, I never do what others tell me to do.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:32 AM

24. Nope, but checked settings and have zero apps

 

Never entered much personal data.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:35 AM

26. I had 30some apps

Most back about five years or so. Deleted them all, and fixed a couple other issues.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:34 AM

25. no

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:37 AM

27. My FB account is a politics free zone.

It's only for my other interests--cat rescue and vegetarian cooking and things like that. And I get updates from some extended family members.

When I want to sound off, I come to DU!

I have all my political and news feeds coming in on Twitter.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:37 AM

28. NO. n/t

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:43 AM

29. Doing so just surrenders the venue to the cons.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:44 AM

30. Me too. Feels great! n/t

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:44 AM

31. i did Sunday nt

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:47 AM

32. I considered it, but I kept mine

I have had under 30 FB friends since I joined years ago. I do not friend people just because I tangently know them or know their friends.

Some groups I am a member of use FB regularly and I do not want to lose that access.

I have never allowed an App to use my FB, but over the years did take a few "surveys" and created two of those "about me" lists that could be used by marketers. I did just delete most of my activity (including comments and likes of friends pages and public pages).

I put lots of posters I kept on snooze for 30 days and will most likely delete them if I find I do not miss them.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:51 AM

33. According to a friend who used to work for the company

and has friends still working for Facebook in Cali.
they already have your data so the damage is already "done"....deleting info related apps will help in the future, as well as tightening up your securities to the maximum. The biggest culprit for personal info gathering were the senseless "quizzes", thankfully I never fell for those.

Personally I "removed" all apps that were attached to Facebook per his suggestion. He did as well, but is not going to delete his account YET.... He will keep me informed as more info is released and I'll post what I find out.....

I have no links, just a personal conversation with a good friend.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 10:01 AM

34. Deleted mine years ago.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 10:01 AM

35. Done

Done. Zuck is a winger. How much more proof do we need?

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 10:13 AM

36. No.

No plans to do so.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 10:14 AM

37. I will on April 1st

I've made several posts asking people to join me and get others to.

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Response to machoneman (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 10:28 AM

38. Not yet. I enjoy un-friending Trump loving acquaintances to much to let it go. nt

 

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