7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

InsuranceGuy

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I debate atheists there, using the debate to illustrate to those reading how atheism simply doesn't work.
I tried debating Muslims on Facebook. It never went well for any of us. I went to Facebook jail and they were never censored in any way. Seemed a bit one-sided to me. Each time I think about joining Facebook again, I remember the anger it brought upon me. I wanted to scream at people for being stupid, which shows my immaturity as a Christian. Walking away from an argument with a Muslim was not an option for me, nor was walking away from people posting meme's using Old Testament verbiage to show how the Bible is really all about hate. I saw plenty of those. For those mature enough to handle it, you're a stronger person than am I.
 

Sojourner414

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I tried debating Muslims on Facebook. It never went well for any of us. I went to Facebook jail and they were never censored in any way. Seemed a bit one-sided to me. Each time I think about joining Facebook again, I remember the anger it brought upon me. I wanted to scream at people for being stupid, which shows my immaturity as a Christian. Walking away from an argument with a Muslim was not an option for me, nor was walking away from people posting meme's using Old Testament verbiage to show how the Bible is really all about hate. I saw plenty of those. For those mature enough to handle it, you're a stronger person than am I.
I don't think I'm stronger; I think we're all meant for different purposes in the Lord. As for "facebook jail", ending up in there I simply think of how many times Paul, peter and the Apostles were jailed for speaking the word of God.

As for being angry, it's not a sin to be vexed by the wickedness of man. What we do with that anger is what matters, as Scripture tells us to "be angry and sin not". But one thing I had to learn was to not respond to people trying to bait me into reacting to their hatred. They'll try anything to get the upper hand and smile smugly, thinking they proved to everyone the "correctness" of their view. Once I got it through my mind that the truth doesn't seek to silence all other views but merely present its' own, I became okay with that. Our job is to simply present the truth and let folks decide; we're not responsible for what they do with it.
 

GotGrace

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I'm in my mid thirties and I quit facebook when I was 29. Yes it is a tool to help spread the gospel but, I personally found that it's also incredibly hard because everyone wants to chime in with their idiotic opinions. I just felt like it wasn't worth it because if I know that person personally then I can just contact them directly. Plus Christians have spread the gospel for thousands of years without facebook. I think we'll do just fine now without it as well. My friends try to convince me to go back too but I'm happier without it.
My husband has his IPad checking Facebook everyday. I believe I would shut it down otherwise.
 

Len

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people posting meme's using Old Testament verbiage to show how the Bible is really all about hate. I saw plenty of those. For those mature enough to handle it, you're a stronger person than am I.
those are still hard for me to view personally as I always end up questioning my faith as often I do not have an immediate answer to the accusation and have to do research on the verse in question, so I end up frustrated and feeling inadequate as a supposed Christian and that is one downside for me, but for those I post "for" it might be their only opportunity to see God's words with their own eyes ....
 

dreamermind

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I post stuff on Facebook all the time that brings out the haters. I’m usually pretty calm in my responses to them and stick to my guns. It’s a way of sharing the gospel that I don’t have much of in real life. Sometimes it’s fun, and if they get too nasty either they unfriend me or vice versa. I kinda enjoy seeing my friends list go down knowing I did my job!
 
7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook


Quit Facebook
By Matthew Kitchen

Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Ten years ago Facebook was just cresting as the cool new social media site that helped you keep in touch with the people you didn’t actually like in high school. We fed it our thoughts and feelings, shared our meals and locations and our top ten movie lists, kept it up-to-date on our relationship status, political views, favorite links, and personal information — all in the name of staying connected, and all without a thought to our security. But with a decade of questions regarding how Facebook makes money now answered, and a general understanding of how sharing information online can be dangerous (while the platform constantly updates its security protocol), we continue to use it anyway, even though many of us are just checking in as ritual and have threatened our exit from Facebook for years.

Of course, screen time in moderation is, for the most part, perfectly acceptable, and social media can offer a few genuinely beneficial uses. But before you log in or tap that app on your smartphone again, here are a few reasons to quit Facebook in 2015.


It Wastes Your Time
It's estimated that the average casual user (17 minutes per day on Facebook) who has been active on the site for 10 years has wasted upwards of 40 entire days of their lives scrolling and liking and commenting on pictures and posts. And more engaged users, who spend at least an hour a day on the site, have clocked 150 days feeding the Facebook beast during the same time. Think about how long you spend on the site each day, and what else could be a more productive use of your time.

Facebook Uses You to Sell Stuff...
In 2012, the site manipulated posts from 689,000 accounts without consent in an experiment that examined whether or not it could affect your emotions by making a few edits on your page. The study was done, according to Facebook, to "improve our services and to make the content people see on Facebook as relevant and engaging as possible." Skeptics think it was really used to discover the monetary benefit of a Like. COO Sheryl Sandberg later apologized, adding that they "never meant to upset you."

Read more...

http://www.mensjournal.com/gear/col...m_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_934766
I made a Facebook account long ago, over ten years? I only had a few RR people as friends. Only they would have me I guess.

It was not a busy place, virtually no one posted anything, ever. At least from what I saw.

So I just closed my whole account, or whatever Facebook counts as closing.

The whole idea that I would be dragging my whole life around was sort of terrifying. People from school forty years ago? I think not. People from jobs long past, no way. I don't ever want to deny someone as a friend, so that part seems weird for me. If I would have kept it, I think I would have a few dozen friends maybe.

My wife has an account now, so I live vicariously through her. Don't ever post anything though.
 

Andy C

Reborn to fly
I briefly had an account, but soon became bothered by folks unknown to me wanting to be friends, so cancelled, and its been years since I had an account.
 

Anewcreationinjesus

Come Lord Jesus!!!!!!
I end up adding people from facebook to my prayer journal whether its old school acquaintances or suggested people (having looked at new age research, FB has often brought up info like "holistic therapists" so guess who gets prayed for :) )
 

Lookingup83

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I haven't had a Facebook acct for a while, but not long ago I decided I would completely shut off everything and disconnect from the internet. The Lord led me to abandon this endeavor and told me that I would be needed on the internet.

I have a Facebook messenger now, and I even joined the Twitter to help spread the word. I haven't joined Facebook again, but I just might later.
 

Jan51

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I haven't had a Facebook acct for a while, but not long ago I decided I would completely shut off everything and disconnect from the internet. The Lord led me to abandon this endeavor and told me that I would be needed on the internet.

I have a Facebook messenger now, and I even joined the Twitter to help spread the word. I haven't joined Facebook again, but I just might later.
I love Messenger! That's how I stay in contact with most of my friends. So much handier for typing conversations than typing a text message.
 

Lovin Jesus

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7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook


Quit Facebook
By Matthew Kitchen

Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Ten years ago Facebook was just cresting as the cool new social media site that helped you keep in touch with the people you didn’t actually like in high school. We fed it our thoughts and feelings, shared our meals and locations and our top ten movie lists, kept it up-to-date on our relationship status, political views, favorite links, and personal information — all in the name of staying connected, and all without a thought to our security. But with a decade of questions regarding how Facebook makes money now answered, and a general understanding of how sharing information online can be dangerous (while the platform constantly updates its security protocol), we continue to use it anyway, even though many of us are just checking in as ritual and have threatened our exit from Facebook for years.

Of course, screen time in moderation is, for the most part, perfectly acceptable, and social media can offer a few genuinely beneficial uses. But before you log in or tap that app on your smartphone again, here are a few reasons to quit Facebook in 2015.


It Wastes Your Time
It's estimated that the average casual user (17 minutes per day on Facebook) who has been active on the site for 10 years has wasted upwards of 40 entire days of their lives scrolling and liking and commenting on pictures and posts. And more engaged users, who spend at least an hour a day on the site, have clocked 150 days feeding the Facebook beast during the same time. Think about how long you spend on the site each day, and what else could be a more productive use of your time.

Facebook Uses You to Sell Stuff...
In 2012, the site manipulated posts from 689,000 accounts without consent in an experiment that examined whether or not it could affect your emotions by making a few edits on your page. The study was done, according to Facebook, to "improve our services and to make the content people see on Facebook as relevant and engaging as possible." Skeptics think it was really used to discover the monetary benefit of a Like. COO Sheryl Sandberg later apologized, adding that they "never meant to upset you."

Read more...

http://www.mensjournal.com/gear/col...m_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_934766
I couldn't agree more. Facebook is a waste of time and a source of divisions.
 

Love His Appearing

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I like FB for the various reasons stated above. And I dislike it for the various reasons stated above.

A side note: I LOVE the FB memories feature. I log in a few times a week just to see what memory pops up. I feel like I have documented the lives of my children. I actually bought one of those books where they print out your FB activity for the entire year. If nothing else, it has become a scrapbook/journaling of sorts. MUCH scripture has been shared and "liked". I don't accept friendships from anyone I don't know.
 

athenasius

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I shoved a bunch of Rapture links on there recently and heard back from one of our Christian friends who no longer believes in a pre trib rapture. I guess that means I wasn't in facebook jail because he reacted vigourously. Good to know.

I am never there nowadays, it was just for the benefit of our daughter in law who was recently rattled by her dad's mid trib position and worried. I posted those to back her up with more reading.

Poor George thought he was taking a Facebook vacation when that friend took offense at the Rapture! :lol We ignored his comments and I have been thinking of posting the links to Alice Johnson Child's wonderful series Seven on there to really stir things up but just now I'm concentrating on G's medical stuff.
 

Graceismine

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I'm one of the "time wasters". It could be an age thing. Families aren't living close together like they once were, and I see some of them most days on fb. I plead guilty though, I shouldn't be logging in as much as I do. Perhaps the same thing could be said about here apart from Zuckerberg sneaking around. Not ready to dump it yet, I love the cats, puppies, birds and especially the political satire.
 

Footsteps

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Despite Facebook's ban on SPAM, I have soldiered on. I am proud to say that after several years I have two Friends. Since they were friends, I asked each of them to loan me ten dollars. I expect to hear from them any month now.
 

MapleLeaf

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I have tried leaving Facebook many times but can’t seem to do it. I have forced myself to ignore certain blogs and even some “friends “ because what they post too consistently upset me. I only try to post positive things on my own page and triple ask if people really need to see that cute photo of my kids. I am more just texting and private messaging with those I actually want to contact in a personal way. But I have learned that some people are only reachable through social media.
I do hate the hold it has on me. Such a time waster.
 

Graceismine

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If anything bugs me about this thread it is the title of the article in the OP then the article itself. How can anyone say to people throughout the world what they should do? One of the reasons, " It Wastes Your time". This person obviously does not know that many 85 year olds are still cognitive and have plenty of time to discuss politics, the Lord and other stuff, not to mention keeping up with family who are often in other countries. Also it keeps some of them "going" throughout the day. Perhaps he thinks it would be better for them to be glazed over in front of TV. Some 86'ers are quite immobile and FB is a social place. Get off the virtue signalling! The author is so important I forgot his name down here at the bottom of the page. Probably gone tweeting.

"7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook"

REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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