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Living Without Facebook or Twitter

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by maynard, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    am i the only one? i did myspace for a while. got bored. when myspace was being deserted for facebook, i just never switched over

    i was immediately turned off by a place that wouldnt let me look around without signing up. it just doesnt sit right with me. now there all this stuff about privacy concerns on facebook, so i guess im avoiding that

    twitter. not that i just dont get. i suppose i should want to know what celebrities, friends and news reporters are saying, thinking and finding out, but i have other ways

    when i want to hear from friends, i just talk to them or text them. i get news over the web and this site is a huge resource, so i guess im a forum rat

    am i the only one that doesnt use either?
     
  2. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh

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    One of two at least.
     
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  3. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    I am in your boat.
     
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  4. daphins

    daphins A-Style

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    Quit facebook. Still user twitter. I'm young and I think it's a good idea to grow an online brand.


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  5. mor911

    mor911 pooping

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    I quit facebook a few months ago. People treat you like you're dead. They act like there's no way to communicate with you now. Losers.
     
  6. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    lol. so stupid. i have been the kind of guy only to keep a handful of close friends anyways. to me, those peripheral people just arent that important anyways
     
  7. Tone_E

    Tone_E Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm not on either...either. :)

    People have my phone number, if it's important, call text or bbm me.
     
  8. fins4o8

    fins4o8 Mac FTW!

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    I have a FB account but I never signed in after the first time I created an account. I also have two twitter accounts but the only friends I have are each other. I use to twit on one during phins game, was actually kinda of fun re-reading what I twitted during games, but I stopped after awhile.

    I use to get grief from friends about not joining FB & adding them as friends, but they stopped after they got the hint. I use to enjoy the early social networking sites (Asian Ave during my mid 20's & friendster during my late 20's/early 30's) but it got old as did I. It was a great way to meet chicks back then.
     
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  9. m ino

    m ino New Member

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    i don't have a facebook page and i'm no twit..

    why is it when i tell someone i don't have facebook i get looked at like i just got aids or one of my arms fell off?they bring me blankets and food when i tell them like im a homeless war veteran.
     
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  10. DOLBET

    DOLBET Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Nobody in our family use Facebook or Twitter... We don't understand the urge people have for those silly programs.....
     
  11. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    i dont use twitter. I have facebook from when I was in college (EVERYONE had one) and I still occasionally use it to keep track of my buddies from college. Granted, I still talk to the ones who I care to even without it, but it's a nice way to see pictures of people and what they're up to.
    I think I've updated my profile once in the past few years and rarely if ever 'post' anything. It's just another tool to stay in touch with people. It is sad though how many people seem to be addicted to it.
     
  12. RickyBobby

    RickyBobby VIP DIY

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    a/s/l?
     
  13. baboo72

    baboo72 Bleeding aqua & orange

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    I have both but only use facebook so I had some idea what my family is up to as they live in New Zealand and are incapable of sending updates.

    Twitter is great for NFL news, especially as I don't have a PC at work now and I can access via my phone.
     
  14. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    I understand why some don't want Facebook... it can be a hassle and it's possible you can reveal information you don't want revealed if you don't know what you're doing. However I also don't understand why it has such a bad reputation to some people.

    For me, I use Facebook because I'm a college student and for networking... It's nice to be able to easily contact someone that graduated two or three years ago if I have a question concerning something really random. That's just me though.
     
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  15. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic Twuaddle or bust Club Member

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    I refuse to ever use Twitter. I used facebooka lot the first few months. I check it once or twice a month now. too many important things to do
     
  16. Big E

    Big E Plus sized porn star

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    I twittered twice yesterday...:pointlol:
     
  17. Big E

    Big E Plus sized porn star

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    orly?
     
  18. Dolphin1184

    Dolphin1184 Member

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    I have had Facebook since it was a college-only site. No plans on quitting it. Never got into twitter as I feel it is a waste of time.
     
  19. arsenal

    arsenal Sunglasses and advil

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    twitter is great for dolphins news, thats what i use it for...

    updates from every press conference that tells me what the coaches are saying, instantaneous player news, etc etc
     
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  20. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Twitter is a great resource for news. All the beat writers, national reporters, etc. break news, update who's on the radio right now, etc. via their Twitter accounts. I basically use it for that, following players, speaking to them directly on occasion, etc. Truly indispensable if you can get past all the "I JUST CRUSHED SUM SUSHI 4 REAL!" stuff.
    OT: when the uprising/revolt was going on in Iran over their rigged elections, Twitter and YouTube were basically the only way the Iranian people could communicate with the outside world. It was a FANTASTIC medium for news, etc. That's how the stories/videos of the brutality, etc. got out. All firsthand.

    Facebook, you have to turn on the privacy stuff on yourself and make sure you keep tabs on it, as they're notorious for changing the rules on the fly and opening you up to public consumption.
     
  21. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    I have no use for Twitter, but being in a band Facebook is a VERY useful tool.
     
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  22. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh

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    Hope you washed up after.
     
  23. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=-

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    This post just gave me the urge to check my Facebook this trimester and see what random strangers want to be my "friend"...
     
  24. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    I use FB every day. Mainly as a tool just to catch up with folks I haven't seen in a long time or haven't had the chance to meet up with. Twitter I don't use b/c hey, I don't do anything worth talking about. The only time I follow Twitter is ESPN's NFL Twitter. And that was only when we were in free agency b/c I was interested in who the Phins might go after.
     
  25. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    I barely use FB unless it's to look up girls from high school that I wish I was a little nicer too back then (just kidding, ok half kidding).

    I use Twitter all the time (though I never really 'tweet'). I think Twitter is beyond great getting breaking news especially during the draft, off season signing period and trade deadline stuff.
     
  26. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    Did you shower afterwards? :wink2:
     
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  27. #1 fan

    #1 fan Well-Known Member

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    i'll second the twitter thing for news. i've never sent a tweet, but every day i get info from people i follow. for example, i follow dave chapelle, mike tyson, ira winderman, the ATI driver man, ricky williams etc.

    these people all tweet often, and i like getting updates if it's about the heat, a new driver release, or a joke. sure you can get that news elsewhere, but it's all together on one page for you on twitter.

    i have a facebok, but i'm not a big fan of it.
     
  28. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=-

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    I see what you did there :shifty:
     
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  29. m ino

    m ino New Member

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    so is the phins.com :) i use it for about 80% of the dolphins news with md and the nfl making up the other 20%.

    don't get me wrong it is very valuable for different groups of people,i just don't really fall into one of those groups.as far as twitter for up to date info..i really don't care that you had pork chops w/a nice apple sauce for dinner or that you lost your million dollar earring on the field.

    this is the reason i believe shawn smith blew that interception because if you look closely the guy had pulled out his twitter to give the world a update on his firts pick 6 of his carreer.can't catch a ball while you are thinking about what to tweet.
     
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  30. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    Ditto! Facebook is good for this retired soldier. I get to keep in touch with friends. I don't have 900 friends on it like some, just the ones I want to keep in touch with.
     
  31. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I get on facebook like once a week. Usually to see if anyone posted a funny status/comment, or see if some friends I haven't talked to in a while have anything interesting going on.

    Twitter I use to follow NFL and Dolphins news & writers (helps get links to articles). I don't really tweet myself.
     
  32. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    private chat?
     
  33. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    I met my friend's sister when she was down here for Spring Break back in '94. We had a great connection, but she lived in Chicago and the long distance was too much. 16 years later, I reconnected with my friend on Facebook, and saw her on his friend's list. I added her about 9 months ago. We're still completely compatible and talk for hours on the phone every day, and I've been up to see her a few times.
    To make a long story short, she's getting divorced and I'm moving to Chicago in January. So, I guess you could say I'm grateful for Facebook. It made it a lot easier to reconnect with people I'd missed.
     
  34. DOLBET

    DOLBET Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    :pity: Homewrecker!! :lol::lol:
     
  35. HolliFinFan

    HolliFinFan Not a Face Painter Luxury Box

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    Like Muck said, Twitter is an outstanding source for sports and news. I use Twitter and FaceBook differently though: on Twitter I only follow people I don't really know and on FaceBook, I am only friends with people I do know. Recently, I cut my FB page down to 150 friends, and yes, I really do have that many people with whom I have had past and current friendships with. I cut out the people who "friended" me via friend of a friend or high school people that I really didn't even remember.
    I really like both social mediums, yet they're not for everyone. :up:
     
  36. texasPHINSfan

    texasPHINSfan New Member

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    Not a fan of facebook. Hard to support mediums that cater toward attention whores. Unfortunately I'm the only person in my entire circle of friends that isn't on Facebook, so I'm always "missing" everything.

    Why can't anything be in person? We all live around each other, yet everything happens online :lol:

    My folks are on facebook and i don't want them knowing what my friends and i are doing and saying, and not being friends with them isn't an option. That's reason enough for me to never use it :lol:
     
  37. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    Yep, same thing here, I won't add my mom so she'll stay outta my business.:lol:
     

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