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To think the end is nigh for Facebook?

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Rabbit01 Thu 30-Mar-17 11:07:16

Am I the only one to get irritated by the self congratulating posts of offspring doing amazing things, photos of saying goodbye to old car and hello my new Range Rover, or 'feeling content' headed photos of posters on holiday, or look at me looking beautiful and pouting photos by 40yr old mums? Perhaps I am miserable, but feeling a bit over it and feel,pressured to like such posts in case seen to not liking...oh the dilemma!!

PageNowFoundFileUnderSpartacus Thu 30-Mar-17 11:10:32

YABU if you haven't worked out yet that people tend to put the good stuff on social media but that doesn't mean their life is without problems. Why do you have these people as FB friends if you don't like them very much and aren't interested in what they're doing?

BeyondUser24601 Thu 30-Mar-17 11:11:11

That doesn't sound any different to the last ten years of Facebook grin

RabidLimboMum Thu 30-Mar-17 11:11:46

Yes, I felt that exactly the same and also found myself scrolling through on autopilot. I've not used it for a month and don't miss it at all.

RabidLimboMum Thu 30-Mar-17 11:12:44

*felt exactly..... No need for the that

DoJo Thu 30-Mar-17 11:13:23

They are the friends you have chosen- it says more about your social circle than Facebook in general.

Kiroro Thu 30-Mar-17 11:13:36

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Dontactlikeyouknowme Thu 30-Mar-17 11:15:35

I think threads on MN moaning about FB have had there day.

LetsSplashMummy Thu 30-Mar-17 11:16:22

I wish my FB was still like that, all I get now is people sharing articles about Trump and Brexit, endlessly. I would love to know what is happening in my friends lives and everyone I know has the same opinions on Trump and Brexit, so it isn't even a discussion topic.

Spudlet Thu 30-Mar-17 11:17:18

I find the 'so and so like such and such's picture' posts that Facebook pulls up automatically, when I have no idea who such and such is. Sometimes there's no content from anyone I actually know on my timeline, in among all the advertising spam and ramdomer duck face pictures! hmm

Spudlet Thu 30-Mar-17 11:17:42

Find them far more irritating, that should say.

PlayOnWurtz Thu 30-Mar-17 11:18:46

The end is nigh for it because kids don't use it anymore. Mine have no interest in it nor do their peers. It's all about WhatsApp and Instagram these days.

DrudgeJedd Thu 30-Mar-17 11:20:02

Pah I clicked on this thinking there had been some big security/financial balls-up that was going to send the awful thing down the shitter.
I'm disappointed sad

brasty Thu 30-Mar-17 11:20:29

My face book feed is full of political posts and events. Depends who your friends are

onalongsabbatical Thu 30-Mar-17 11:29:48

Mine's wall-to-wall politics and art and music. Algorithms = karma.

HemiDemiSemiquaver Thu 30-Mar-17 11:30:57

you can alter what appears on your timeline, Spudlet. If you choose 'recent posts', you are much more likely to get things your friends post, rather than just the things they like (I don't know why it works that way, but it does). Also, if people stopped liking/posting on pages with public access, then their friends wouldn't see all the random stuff.

You can also ask to see more or less of certain people, and block it from showing you things from the pages you specify (so you can get rid of all the game news, etc).

But mostly you just need friends who use it sensibly and in a way that works with what you enjoy. They're the problem, not the media they use.

whatsthecomingoverthehill Thu 30-Mar-17 11:33:58

The end is nigh for it because kids don't use it anymore. Mine have no interest in it nor do their peers. It's all about WhatsApp and Instagram these days.

Just remind me, who owns WhatsApp and Instagram?

BipBippadotta Thu 30-Mar-17 11:35:05

My experience is that FB is particularly unbearable if you feel guilty about deleting / not accepting friend requests from despised in-laws / primary school classmates you have nothing in common with / weirdo colleagues / etc. I always felt too mean and scared to do that, and as a result the overbearing people I couldn't stand in real life were also dominating my internet. Got off FB entirely 2 years ago and it felt like sanity was restored to the universe.

Rabbit01 Thu 30-Mar-17 11:35:13

Ah, ok, good points, probably just me having a downer day rather than Facebook or my friends, apologies

JonesyAndTheSalad Thu 30-Mar-17 11:35:19

Play just because kids don't use it doesn't mean the end is nigh...it's adults who have all the money!

FB is seriously not going anywhere. It's hugely popular.

Rabbit01 Thu 30-Mar-17 11:36:46

Bip, I might need to do that if I don't resee the light on it soon ☹

PlayOnWurtz Thu 30-Mar-17 11:37:06

Yes Facebook own them however if the younger generation aren't using the main app the main app will go the way of MySpace and bebo...

BonnyScotland Thu 30-Mar-17 11:39:37

I deleted facebook over 2 years ago....

best feeling ever x

ahamsternest Thu 30-Mar-17 11:39:43

Younger people mainly use it for memes and invites to events. Most don't post things about their own lives as much anymore (that's for insta and snapchat). The way it's used is definitely evolving.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Thu 30-Mar-17 11:41:26

Bebo! They were the days.

*sniffs

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