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To be glad I've given up facebook....

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ssd Sun 18-Jan-15 19:08:08 more people being blessed, no more married couples talking lovey dovey bollocks to each other online when they are probably at home on the same couch ignoring each other, no more kids in front of their 3 million birthday presents showing off, no more selfies, no more shite and boasts and and and....bloody facebook!!!

grin and breathe....

its great, forget dry January, no FB January is much better for my health!!

woowoo22 Sun 18-Jan-15 19:08:32


ItsAllKickingOffPru Sun 18-Jan-15 19:09:57

I'd miss mine, but then I don't see the examples in your OP very often at all so mine's quite a nice place to be.

theRotcod Sun 18-Jan-15 19:10:21

I still have Facebook but I don't log in very often. Whenever I do my self esteem goes down and my irritability goes up. I really need to stop it altogether. Well done! #ssdisblessed

dazedandconfused1980 Sun 18-Jan-15 19:10:40

well done. you won't miss it :-)

londonrach Sun 18-Jan-15 19:10:48


seanbonbon Sun 18-Jan-15 19:11:01

Deleted Facebook from my phone and it's the best thing I've done in ages! I'm so much more productive (although mumsnet is just as addictive - it doesn't piss me off!)

ssd Sun 18-Jan-15 19:14:51

why? well it was doing my head in and making me feel crap cos I've not got a perfect life, wonderful social circle and dh never called me babes on my timeline so he obviously doesn't love me as much as all the couples out there who are so in love they can't help telling the whole effin world......

see, its not good for me even thinking about it grin

browneyedgirl86 Sun 18-Jan-15 19:17:45

I still have my Facebook but use it rarely. Yanbu for giving it up. I am tempted too for all the same reasons!!

Muskey Sun 18-Jan-15 19:20:25

It's the only new resolution that I have kept and iam so glad that I have

NickiFury Sun 18-Jan-15 19:21:19

Most people on my FB I hold in great affection or they're funny or they live in interesting places and are having interesting lives, then of course there is the odd FB scrap, which livens things up no end grin. I can honestly say that my FB account and the people on it enhance my life one way or another.

Mintyy Sun 18-Jan-15 19:21:50

I really like Facebook and feel blessed that it exists grin.

But if you are happier without it then yanbu.

Ragwort Sun 18-Jan-15 19:22:25

I've never even opened a FB account - there is real life out here you know wink.

I might be missing out on loads of stuff I just don't know about, but reading about all the angst that FB seems to cause I don't care about what I don't know grin.

arlagirl Sun 18-Jan-15 19:23:25

I have sensible friends which don't do any of the above. I also don't add random people

redexpat Sun 18-Jan-15 19:24:14

I think you just need more interesting friends. grin

Mintyy Sun 18-Jan-15 19:25:23

I only have 70 friends and I hide anyone who only posts "I'm so fabulous" updates, and it works out well.

Actually, scrap that, I keep a select few of the "I'm so fabulous" people because it amuses me. I don't feel envious or inadequate beside them, why would I?

SASASI Sun 18-Jan-15 19:25:32


I deleted mine back in the summer & whilst I miss the odd thing I don't miss the friend & family politics that were always strife on it.

Ignorance is bliss!

Silvercatowner Sun 18-Jan-15 19:25:38

I really don't get threads such as this. Of course you aren't unreasonable. Why on earth would you be???

Annbag Sun 18-Jan-15 19:27:23

I've just given mine up too, it was getting too annoying. Although I'll miss the people that live together posting on each others walls on valentines day now, whilst sat on the same sofa on their phones not actually talking!

teenagetantrums Sun 18-Jan-15 19:28:02

I love Facebook, but only have people on there that I like, I moved around the quite a bit when I was younger and it is a good way off keeping up with peoples lives that i dont see often , but I only have about 70 friends on there, all friends/acquaintances and family that I like, I would delete people that annoyed me, not Facebook.

ghostyslovesheep Sun 18-Jan-15 19:28:15

yes why would you be unreasonable for being glad about doing something? it's not like it impacts on anyone but you.

I like FB - but then I don't have too many arseholes on there - just actual friends

fairgame Sun 18-Jan-15 19:28:49

I deactivated 2 weeks ago and feel sooo much happier without it. Loads better for my emotional and mental well being and i doubt i will go back.

LoisDrankMyTableDecoration Sun 18-Jan-15 19:32:24

Fb gives me the rage on a daily basis but deactivate? Hell no! to lazy to copy photos

Birdsgottafly Sun 18-Jan-15 19:34:07

My DD has a month old baby, she was told that without IVF she wouldn't conceive, but did.

She titles her Newborns pictures with "feeling blessed".

I like seeing baby pictures, even if I don't know the family, personally.

I don't see how that makes my DD, or anyone else an arsehole.

I'd rather see "loved up" posts than some of the Jeremy Kyle fodder I've read.

I don't think some people get the point of Social Media, tbh.

If it's not for you, though, I agree, keep off it, or you just bring everyone else down.

Mintyy Sun 18-Jan-15 19:34:24

I've seen a few of these threads.

And I just can't understand how it comes to the point where facebook enrages you!?

Surely the people who annoy you on FB also annoy you in rl? So why are you even friends with them?

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