I deleted all my Facebook friends: video #2

Jody Hatton (@xdude) 10 years, 2 months ago

Hey gang!

The previous thread was getting a little big so I figured I’d make a new one.

I’m going to be posting a lot of videos (that’s the plan, anyway) and I promise NOT to make new threads each time — this will be the last!

Anyway, see it here: http://www.ideletedallmyfacebookfriends.com/

Thoughts, comments, feedback are all welcome.

Let me know how much the lack of A/V sync bugs you (or doesn’t)…

<3

November 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm
carlie (1) (@carlie) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Do you agree that if facebook was deleted it would change the world?
I do, just think of the facts when kids, teens, adults ect. get home what do they do….. facebook, how do we find out certain info….facebook, face the facts facebook is addictive i believe that if facebook was deleted it would be better and or very different for us. thoughts? [yes i agree it is different for connections with others who are out of reach]

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SomewhatRelative (6) (@setu) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

It would be different. Better? Or just different… It would probably be better… xD

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carlie (1) (@carlie) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

yea it would be better :P

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Kevin (536) (@placid) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I agree that people can be addicted to facebook and spend countless hours browsing it. It can definitely lead to being unproductive. I’ve known several people who have to check it constantly, and browse their wall. All useless information. I have one for the sake of the possibility of needing to reconnect with someone.

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Flynnstone (813) (@flynnstone) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Like many new technologies and tools we have today, it is a double-edged sword. I, like @Kevin, primarily use facebook to keep in touch with people who are far away/don’t see often, and I think in this sense it is very useful. Where it becomes dangerous is when you have people checking it every 5 mins or staying on there for hours looking through thousands of pictures/posts and not doing something more constructive with the internet.
Like many other sites, it’s not inherently good or bad for society, it’s all in how you use it.
At this point though, I think if we were to at least put a moratorium on Facebook, even for a short period of time, it would be to our benefit :) I was almost never on Facebook all summer and it was great to just be present in my real(?) life without the distraction of virtual interaction.

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Em (473) (@emily) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I don’t oppose fb as strongly as a lot of people do. Fb, like anything else, is what you make of if. If you’re constantly checking your wall all day which is keeping you from making other progressions in your life…then yeah that’s no good. But if you use it to re-connect with people…share recent photos with family & close friends…I don’t see the negative in that at all (& that’s how a lot of people use it).

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eastsighed (1) (@eastsighed) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Wow. I deactivate my facebook every once in a while, but I guess I’ve never thought about what would happen to everyone if it disappeared for some reason.

Having more direct life would just be…

dude im turning off my computer RIGHT NOW

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Daniel (17) (@daniel) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m not a fan of facebook. I use it and it certainly burns time… not a good thing, imo. It is a fantastic tool from a business perspective, though. I do think we’d all be better off without it.

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Facebook is the greatest communication tool humans have ever created. It’s highly constructive towards a greater good, even though people don’t use it as efficiently as they could. Can you blame us though? the internet has only been around 20 years. I’m effin older than it, but it’s more knowledgeable. The younger generations will be much more adaptable and be able to integrate all this change much more easy. If you don’t like facebook, then ok, but it’s still an awesome step for humanity by far. Eff it if you don’t like it, we move on. :D

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Iris (4,800) (@aneris) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

i think if they delete one thing another thing will always follow. its not the facebook that’s changing you its you choosing to let it change you.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I just got on facebook last week for the first time, first impression it is shit. Now I think I have good judgement because I still think it’s shit. Facebook is crap, don’t know what the hype is, don’t see the attraction. It is good that I can talk to family and friends but if it was deleted tomorrow it would not bother me. I see too many people addicted to it for me to like it.

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@ Alex I think you mean it CAN be highly constructive towards a greater good. Facebook, as of right now, is a place where people post sarcastic jokes and see how many likes they can get to boost their own self-esteem. It has the potential to be used for a place of spreading knowledge and ideas, but again, as of right now, it is pointless.

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Tammy (0) (@gma44) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I really like Facebook. I live far from my friends and family and it keeps us all connected. Not to mention we all share excellent information. I can see how it could be a problem for some people, I have to admit I wasn’t to thrilled when I read how many divorces it was responsible for, but then I can’t help but think people are going to be who they are, some will abuse every avenue they have access to. I don’t think that’s a reason to abolish a tool. After all, there are ax murderers but I still like having my ax for camping.

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I do agree that it would change the world. Maybe for the better.

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@Eric, maybe for some (or most) but I feel like I use it efficiently. I refuse to own a cellphone, Facebook is a great substitute. I created a group within my facebook that has attracted a few hundred people about certain common interests or goals. Called it The Revolution. We can all keep each other informed because we all have a certain agreement that either our information isn’t trusted, or our sources are bunk. Facebook is a great, and amazing tool. I don’t care if half the world cares about other things, the people that use it wisely are changing the world.

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Ka (308) (@kaciula) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Facebook is a tool like any other. It is neither good or bad. With a knife you can cut a tomato or you can stab someone. Don’t blame the tool, blame the person ;)

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@Ka Good point, well said.


@Alex
Funny, I actually did the same thing. I named mine “Philosophical and Political Consciousness.” Good stuff.

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Bridget (2) (@bird212) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I think that the world would be worse in a big way. I know that facebook causes problems but the ability of social media to gather people for good causes is undeniable.

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Iris (4,800) (@aneris) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

it makes me sad sometimes how often socializing on the internet goes better then in real life.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

That’s the hook, the addiction. We can be superstars on facebook but social lepers and freaks in reality. In fact because we have the buffer between our realities we are degrading our proximity social skills.

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@ ray/iris Yeah Facebook is causing a decline in real life social gatherings and what not. Back before Facebook I would go out almost every day to catch up with my friends. Now with Facebook I can just hop online at my house.

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Iris (4,800) (@aneris) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

its also very amusing to see how annoyed people get if you don’t take part of this. its the same with cell phones. everywhere you look people are texting or doing other things in their phone. they call you with hey come over tonight… I say step by and make it a conversation. if we go on like this will we stop seeing fiends/family all together? I like to go against things like that thus why i don’t have a cell phone. people get mad at me for that on a daily basis because they say its hard to stay in contact with me. well hell we didn’t have cellphones in the past so unless you don’t put energy wanting to talk then don’t bother. facebook for me is a place to share my knowledge and things that make me happy with.(and maybe that makes others happy too)

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Chandler (0) (@chandlerlyons) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I hate Facebook and I hate texting but you know what? I use them anyway just because sometimes it’s the only way to stay “plugged in” with my friends and family. As sad as it is, it’s true, and digital communication is just where everything has been headed for awhile now. I don’t really like Facebook because I feel like it has such a control over society, but it’s almost necessary.

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Katherine (0) (@themusefan) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I just had my friend change my password on Facebook, Twitter, etc. because I have much to focus on before Thanksgiving and I need to not be distracted. I’ve been suffering from some depression recently and the biggest thing that has impaired me has been loss of motivation and distractions. I AM talking to a therapist, but I feel that being off Facebook for now might be a good thing for me. Hopefully when I come back it won’t be that much of a distraction anymore, but we’ll see.

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Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

I enjoyed that very much! haha, brought me some laughs.

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