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post Mar 19 2010, 02:26 PM
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So uh, yeah. I have been a bit down of late, but I don't generally talk about my stuff much, and am not planning to start today, especially not in the daily section of the forums.

But one thing I have decided to do is reduce the amount of people I am in contact with since, a lot of people is a pretty big source of stress for me as of late.

So yah, I deactivated my facebook account. Tadah, woop, gone. Felt pretty good to do. A big source of social spammage removed. I recommend it, it's like detox in a way.

I am still active on msn messenger sometimes though, which brings me to the point of this post. If you're not on either my msn or skype friends list and want to be, just throw a pm here on the forums and I'll add ya.

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post Mar 19 2010, 07:13 PM
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Forums aren't going away any time soon, and I don't think facebook has anything to do with forum activity. It's mostly meant for keeping in touch with friends and the groups on there are pretty much just something you can join to make yourself look more interesting as opposed to actual communities. What I have noticed with my friends is a move away from IM networks like msn, and using facebook as a replacement for that. The asynchronousness of it is kind of useful, as sometimes you just want to say "hey, whats up" and the alternative of sending an email is a bit more effort and doesn't really seem appropriate.

I've found myself using facebook less and less lately, as I regularly chat to several of my close friends through irc and twitter, while facebook continues to bombard me with the fleeting thoughts of people I talk to less often. I used to use it a lot more when I played games (scrabble and go) on there but now it's purely a stay in touch thing. I wish my friends would go back to using msn, though, because facebook chat is crap, and having to have a browser window open to talk to people is stoopid.

I'm still going to keep my account though... I find I like to check it occasionally and facebook is pretty good at letting you filter out people who should be banned from the internet forever (although twitters follower model is far superior IMO).

P.S. I removed my msn from my profile cause my email was showing up google searches (dunno if invision boards still do that or not), but will pm it to anyone that wants to chat, although maybe I should just figure out how to join that irc channel (we still have one right?)

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- Witless   Facebook, be gone.   Mar 19 2010, 02:26 PM
- - gothictheysay   Bummer! I love your facebook posts. But it...   Mar 19 2010, 02:50 PM
- - Mata   Fair play if it's making your life worse. I fi...   Mar 19 2010, 05:48 PM
- - crazymat   Forums aren't going away any time soon, and I ...   Mar 19 2010, 07:13 PM
- - Hobbes   Like Mata said: "Fair play if it's making...   Mar 19 2010, 08:01 PM
- - moop   Despite having gleefully deleted my MySpace a few ...   Mar 20 2010, 10:09 AM
- - Cath   A couple of years back I managed to get away from ...   Mar 20 2010, 12:07 PM
- - I_am_the_best   Brave move   Mar 20 2010, 03:17 PM
- - IrishGuy   Don't worry, Mata. The forums will never go aw...   Mar 20 2010, 04:37 PM
|- - candice   QUOTE (IrishGuy @ Mar 20 2010, 04:37 PM) ...   Mar 20 2010, 06:57 PM
- - gothictheysay   regarding facebook chat: it is AWFUL. I can never ...   Mar 21 2010, 01:13 AM
- - Mata   It seems weird that their chat app is so awful yet...   Mar 22 2010, 01:41 PM
- - candice   I have the chat function disabled on Facebook. I ...   Mar 22 2010, 09:38 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (candice @ Mar 22 2010, 09:38 PM) D...   Mar 23 2010, 06:27 PM
- - Mata   I didn't really notice much of a difference la...   Mar 22 2010, 10:35 PM
|- - candice   QUOTE (Mata @ Mar 22 2010, 10:35 PM) I di...   Mar 23 2010, 11:03 AM
- - syuu   agreed. and, i love facebook. i tend to be very bu...   Mar 22 2010, 10:37 PM
- - Witless   Hmm.. I didn't mean to put everyone into a mod...   Mar 23 2010, 02:22 AM
- - syuu   what about those of us who can't call?   Mar 23 2010, 03:43 AM
- - Ashbless   Bit of a relief. I thought you'd vanished bec...   Mar 27 2010, 02:47 AM
- - Mata   There was a new batch of spamming apps that came o...   Mar 27 2010, 09:25 AM
|- - Tarantio   QUOTE (Mata @ Mar 27 2010, 09:25 AM) Ther...   Mar 27 2010, 10:37 PM
- - Cath   Ash I think I need to hunt you down and you can he...   Mar 27 2010, 01:46 PM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (Cath @ Mar 27 2010, 06:46 AM) Ash ...   Mar 27 2010, 05:48 PM
- - Ashbless   Sort of a Farmville Anonymous thing? "Hi I...   Mar 27 2010, 03:06 PM
- - Cath   Indeed it truely is a awful habbit but I cant help...   Mar 27 2010, 05:50 PM
- - syuu   omfg, that was me. wtffff. ;_; i love my mice...   Mar 31 2010, 04:25 AM
- - Mata   I don't remember seeing any mice lately, that ...   Mar 31 2010, 12:48 PM
|- - Tarantio   QUOTE (Mata @ Mar 31 2010, 01:48 PM) I do...   Mar 31 2010, 04:29 PM
- - EvilSpoon   Apps are good for three things... Spyware, viruses...   Mar 31 2010, 12:59 PM
- - IrishGuy   I was addicted to Sorority Life for a while. I...   Mar 31 2010, 04:48 PM
- - Silver Star Angel of Da Towers   I kind of agree. Too much social networking attrac...   Apr 5 2010, 02:23 AM
- - Mata   I quite like the way that, although I've not m...   Apr 6 2010, 12:42 PM
|- - Tarantio   QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 6 2010, 01:42 PM) I qui...   Apr 6 2010, 04:50 PM
- - Mata   PC gaming is pretty ropey at the moment though - d...   Apr 7 2010, 01:02 PM
- - Tarantio   PC gaming is far from ropey. WoW saw to that almos...   Apr 7 2010, 07:40 PM
- - Mata   It's a far stronger market in central Asia, bu...   Apr 8 2010, 12:40 PM
- - craziness   Gosh, I am so addicted to facebook. It is a very w...   Apr 12 2010, 08:14 AM
- - Mata   Everyone loves a bit of voyeurism!   Apr 12 2010, 01:02 PM

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