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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Don't feel as if you have to by any means, but if any of you send me a friend request on Facebook, please let me know about it first. As you probably do as well, I get a lot of spam requests so if I don't recognize a name I am likely to deny the request, but if you let me know ahead of time, I won't. I say this because I turned down my niece's request a while back because I didn't recognize her married name.
     
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    I'm pretty much phasing out Facebook, only way you'll get a friend request from me is by accident. :)

    I have more people blocked than I have friends now...even removed my profile pic. Since my family isn't on so much lately, I have no reason anymore.

    Too many irritating people on there.....not you of course, just in general.
     
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    I have an account but can't remember when I last looked at it. Just never had much interest nor the time to answer each and every silly little comment made by people that don't even know who you are. Good grief some people brag about having half the world population as their friend.
     
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    I have never been interested in face book.:eek:
    I was sent this joke a while ago and from things I've been told by family members that are on there ,this is proberly
    pretty true in some cases IMG_2265.JPG
     
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    Ha ha, Kate...I love karma!
     
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    I absolutely love Facebook ! I only have people that I know on my friend list, and I only follow my kids, and none of them post very often. This way, I do not get all of the little "shares" that go around; but I can look at everyone's page when I want to, and only share things I actually want to share.
    I also belong to a few Facebook Groups that I am interested in, and I enjoy looking at those a lot.
    It is my way of connecting with my friends and family, and for me, it is perfect.
     
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    Just like some Junk e-mails that I delete without even opening them, I keep darn good tabs on our Facebook account. If I don't like a posting, I "Hide" it. If I don't like the language someone is using, I "Delete" their acct. from my "Friends". Only people and organizations we know, and like, do we communicate with.
     
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    So true !
    I stay away from the place :rolleyes:
     
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    My page is mostly dachshunds because I follow a doxie site. So much better than all the crappy "shares" I used to get.
     
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    I just went and looked to see how many friends I have that are still on Facebook but have died and I've never removed them...I had 4 but in looking now I see one just lost her husband yesterday or today.

    Some of you might know her but maybe not...she was on SF for awhile but had her own forum in Ireland and she invited me to join...I did for awhile but had to go through YUKU, she moved from NJ to Ireland and married someone there...that's who died.

    Think her name was Gael on SF ....sad. I haven't talked to her in at least a year but maybe I'll message her.
     
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    Glad to know I am not the only one to lose favor with FB.Last year I deleted everyone except family and two close friends. And some famiy I try to ignore their posts anyway... Like it hete better
     
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    I think that Facebook is totally different for me than being on a forum. Here, we have a lot of interesting topics, or just want to unload some of our burdens on caring ears and hearts. On Facebook, I do have occasional conversations about something; but mostly, it is a non-invasive way for me to interact with my family and friends.
    When you call someone, you never know if they are busy, having dinner, or maybe taking a nap; so I usually do not call my family unless there is an important reason, and that is how they do as well. Sending emails is fine, but Facebook is even better because I can post it once on Facebook, and everyone can read it and reply if they want to.
    I also belong to some local groups from where I lived in Idaho, as well as historical groups , and a few news groups; so more than a place where I interact (like on this forum), Facebook is a place where I catch up on news and information that I am interested in.
     
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    I use Facebook on a daily basis because it is my Main means of communicating with friends and family here and abroad. and at age 82 to let them know that I am still alive.
     
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    I understand, FB has its place for some. Guess it all boils down, whose on their and do they really have anything to say of real interest.Sometimes they do- such as a niece who was a victim of the terrible fires in Kansas.
     
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    Yes, Facebook and forums are very different. Although there can be private forums inside of Facebook one can belong to...I did but quit when the election was at its nastiest....too many of my friends on the forum were anti Trump and I didn't want to argue with this group of old forum friends so I left that group...maybe I'll rejoin after some of the Trump stuff dies down...in a year or two, lol.
     
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    Yes, Facebook is the only place I communicate with my friends in Hungary and Romania.
     
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    Excatly why i got rid of so many..the election . It just got ridiculous. Trump stuff will never die down at this rate :)
     
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    Ha ha...true that! As the kardashians say. :)
     
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    There is still a lot of dissension over the election, and while I didn't end up unfriending anyone, I was glad that I had unfollowed the people who were bashing Trump so enthusiastically, and I have noticed that some of them are still doing this.
    Like you decided, @Chrissy Cross , I didn't want to argue or lose friends/family over this either, and I just stopped posting anything political for the most part, and did not respond the the ones who were posting political pictures and stories.
    Except for the news groups that I belong to, none of the other Facebook groups are political, so that hasn't been any problem for me. The groups I look at are the local groups for lost animals, and then ones for oldtime Idaho , and I really enjoy seeing those vintage pictures and reading the stories.
    Now that i am scanning in some of the old pictures which my mom and dad took years ago, I am also able to share those with people on the groups and that is fun, too.
     
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    Yes, I just unfollowed a lot of people that were bashing Trump and that was a lot of my friends and that forum on Facebook was always biased toward the left but these were people from my very first forum 10 years ago and it was good until the election.

    Now I go on Facebook and I see dachshunds, lol.. maybe I can let a few people back on my feed. :)
     
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    I actually am pretty happy with mine and having most people unfollowed. Many people share lots of stuff, and while it is not bad shares, it is a lot to go through and read all of the stories and jokes, and I prefer not to do that. I know that my kids don't share very often, and I also try to be considerate with what I share, so that it is something that I think other people on my list of friends would enjoy looking at or reading.
    When I go to my friends pages, some of them I look at every day, and some less often than that, so it depends on what they are posting how often i look at their pages.
    In the evening, I usually take time to read through what has been posted on the groups I belong to, and sometimes follow links that have been posted on there.
    All in all, I really enjoy Facebook, and would miss it really bad if I didn't have it. I also have Twitter, and almost never post anything on there. I follow more of the news types of Twitter posts; but I do not always look on there every day either.
     
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    Yes, I'd miss Facebook also and haven't deleted it for many reasons though I was tempted lots of times...I was also getting posts about things I wasn't interested in...especially the news on the side...it was all left wing. I did always click on why am I seeing this and checked that I don't want to see this type of stuff...it's helped.

    I'm on twitter also but don't really tweet, just follow a few people or groups and my grandson but he doesn't know.
     
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    Hope you all do not think - I just get rid of folk because of difference of opinion- but probably sounds like it . No there were other issues, most of those removed were people from long ago, and not really Friends. Plus I got sick of all the ads,and links that do contain virus .
     
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    I did unfollow those who filled my feed with anti Trump stuff but I also unfollowed a few who shared constantly, that gets tiring especially when the same post appears on your feed from 4 different people.

    I used to do the "share if you have a daughter or son who you love, etc" but I even quit doing that.

    Seems my kids and family aren't on FB as much either and maybe that's why I'm also cutting back.
     
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