7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

Lovin Jesus

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I left Facebook a few months ago and the Lord led me here to this forum, Praise God! I did use Facebook as a witnessing tool for some years and hope I planted some seeds but I couldnt handle the vile and horrible posts some people left which I was concerned about for others who read them who werent like that but didnt know Christ. I really didnt care when their attacks were directed at me or even what I said but some were directed at God and that really made me feel awful. I couldnt figure out why people would bother to follow certain pages if they hated what was on them. I dont miss Facebook. I love it here with you guys.
 

ldonjohn

"God said it, that settles it!"
Haven't read all of the posts in this thread so I don't know if the following site has been mentioned.

It is a conservative Christian oriented social site similar to FB. It even looks like FB. It is a fairly new site with not a lot of members, but hopefully it will catch on and grow.

Below is a memo on my home page that includes a link to the site.

Good afternoon, ld johnson Tip: Send an email to your family, friends, church and organizations to join USA.Life. Just say: I joined USA.Life social network to be free of Facebook and Twitter's censorship and spying. If you want freedom and privacy, get your USA.Life account and friend me at https://USA.Life/register

Don/John
 

sherrid

Well-Known Member
I'm not on facebook and never will be.
Amen to that!!! I am thoroughly disgusted with FB. I also wonder if the government is spying on people through FB? One of my cousins posts everything she does. A couple of summers ago she said she would be in a different state for several weeks. Luckily she wasn't burglarized or anything but I think it's dangerous to post to the public your plans. I don't do Facebook at all. My uncle had sent a screenshot to my email of her post just stating she was going to have a fun summer. Crazy!!
 

redeemed one of God

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Amen to that!!! I am thoroughly disgusted with FB. I also wonder if the government is spying on people through FB? One of my cousins posts everything she does. A couple of summers ago she said she would be in a different state for several weeks. Luckily she wasn't burglarized or anything but I think it's dangerous to post to the public your plans. I don't do Facebook at all. My uncle had sent a screenshot to my email of her post just stating she was going to have a fun summer. Crazy!!
people really dont need to know every little thing another person does every second of every day either. The government does not need to know everything either!
 

fl2007rn

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people really dont need to know every little thing another person does every second of every day either. The government does not need to know everything either!
:scoregood I rarely post anything on Facebook except for the few groups that I belong to. I belong to an RV Forum, a camping group, and couple of groups for Shetland Sheepdog owners, and one for a dear friend who is going through stage 4 cancer. Otherwise, I have a couple of liberal family members I have turned off their posts because I don't agree with their politics. I have "liked" Christian movies, daily scripture readings, etc. So those are posted on my Facebook page. I can't imagine posting my daily activities for the world to see.
 

ThankfulMom

Active Member
I mainly go to Facebook to keep in touch with relatives that live out of state that I would otherwise not see and for my daughter's school parent page. If it weren't for those things, I'd quit Facebook in a hot minute. It stirs up mostly trouble and warps the idea of friendship. My sister in law got upset and unfriended me because my husband and I didn't respond to her post about both her parents passing away close together. Instead of her or my husband's brother calling us directly to let us know, they expected us to see the post on Facebook. I didn't see it because I hid her posts from my timeline due to how ultra liberal and anti-Christian she is. She posted mostly negative, hateful things. I don't really have much in common with her and the last time we went to visit, we only saw her once. Even if I hadn't hid her posts, Facebook has weird algorithms that determine what they want you to see.
 

Psalm37v4

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I use Facebook, and my own page, for the glory of God.
I also use it to help encourage other believers, and pray for ppl. I belong to several prayer groups and we take prayer requests all the time.
I share the Gospel, post prayer needs, encouraging scripture, and also share posts exposing false teachings, pastors, religions, etc. I've met a lot of wonderful Christians on there.
Yes, I do belong to other groups (like a group for vintage Barbie collectors) but my primary focus is to share the Gospel. My family is on there as well, and it's been a great way to keep in touch.
Also, I use an app (?) called FB Purity that helps hide things you don't want to see. Comes in handy.
Unless the Lord tells me to stop, I'll never quit using Facebook to share the Good News!
 

Psalm37v4

Well-Known Member
In my opinion there is nothing really there it just waist time and there isn't really no point in posting stuff on it. No one cares what you pot or don't post anyways :lol
Not true. You can always share bible verses, take prayer requests, etc. Ask the Lord and see what He wants you to do!
If you can use it for His glory, so be it. We can always use more STRONG, spirit-filled believers!
 

Psalm37v4

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I just wanted to add that, although I've had times where I felt discouraged and in tears over some of the treatment I got on Facebook, God has always lifted me up in return and encouraged me shortly afterward. Psalm 30:5 really applies here..."Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning." (and sometimes sooner than that!) I will not give up using Facebook for the Lord!
 

athenasius

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I’m not called to be on Facebook but my daughter in law posts a daily scripture verse or passage & quite a few people have told her how the Lord used those. George views it for both of us. I was on about 2 years ago to give my daughter in law some links to good sermons explaining the pre Trib rapture. That was eye opening, the eruption of rage from some of our Christian friends who apparently think the pre Trib rapture is leading people astray. I now wonder who led them astray. Because they used to believe in the pre Trib Rapture.
 

annieforjesus

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I don't like or trust FB or Twitter.I use it primarily to IM with my close friends, also to follow Christian sites and people who promote sound doctrine...yesterday I had the privilege to hide all ads by Rick Warren and Marilyn Hickey..imagine, now the false teachers have resorted to running ads..it just shows me how overrun the world is getting in false teachers..
 

Angelfish

Member
I too, have never belonged to Facebook or Twitter. They are too invasive for my liking. However, I do belong to a couple of LOTRs sites. Haha! Oh, and a site for really long hair.
 

Cindy S.

When he comes, will he find faith? Luke 18:8
I don't have a facebook account, but someone left theirs wide open the other day and I stalked it. I never saw so many selfies in my life. Talk about "lovers of themselves"
 

Jonathan

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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."

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Hmmm, only 7? All of these are rue, but they don't get to the heart of the matter. I will make my own list:

1) Facebook allows you to create a false persona, without you reflecting on it. You post pictures, stories, thoughts, memes, and everything else to "represent" what is essentially your attempt to define your ego and seek validation from total strangers. What you post really isn't you most of the time but you do it because...

2) The dopamine reward. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that correlates with feelings of well being and even euphoria, and can be stimulating by (wait for it)... a "Thumbs up!" Seriously. The thumbs up will do it for you, even if practically everyone in your circle always gives a thumbs up unless you say something extremely meaningful that rubs them the wrong way.
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3) Facebook is Fakebook. And it dumbs you down. Why write a paragraph or so, personally, to express your position when a quick meme added to a post expresses it all (you think). I imagine a future utopia where the only language people speak are quips from memes. While those memes express your feelings, it is a poor excuse for an actual rational argument. Basically, Facebook users are exchanging a click of a button on the keyboard in return for a biochemical high. Seriously, have you ever really thought about it? Think. Think about it.

4) Facebook is not an open, neutral platform. By using it, you are supporting and funding a platform that censors ideas that aren't in style, just like twitter and youtube. Strictly speaking, they have the right to do this (although there is a huge debate about whether social media is a publisher that can be sued for false information or merely an open platform for people to converse. If it is open platform, and therefore protected against laws involving slander, there is no problem.

But... (huge but), the minute they start censoring and editing content they become a publisher, Which means they ARE potentially liable for post on their site.

You shouldn't be able to have it both ways.

5) Facebook, like most other big tech companies, have no moral compass. They meet the demands of any government, no matter how decrepit, just so they can maintain a presence in that country. (Think China).

I could go on and on, but I imagine that will do. In fairness, I will add one PRO to the above five CONS.

Facebook is a great resource to see your nephews, nieces, grandmother, etc, and keep in touch with real friends simply by seeing the photos they post. I maintain an alias account on Facebook for just this reason. Other than that, it is a trash platform that is akin to drug abuse, and cripples the normal, healthy order of human relationships into something fake and non-human.

Ask me how I REALLY feel sometime.
 
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