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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 23 2010, 02:22 AM
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Hmm.. I didn't mean to put everyone into a mode where they felt the need to defend facebook.

It's just a place that is getting on my nerves a lot, and I think not for me, between anything interesting being washed away by the streaming news feed, people refusing to contact me in any other medium than facebook and somehow being stalked by people I ldo not regard as friends list because mutual friends seem to report my life to them via tagged photos made me question why I was on that procrastination black hole.

The only thing I used it for nowadays was posting links and like a twitter feed to spam out thoughts via statuses. Wasn't really worse the trade off.

I have to say I am liking forcing people to use the phone to contact me again, it's a nice filter to see who bothers to make the effort. Plus, falling off the grid a bit has been nice. I'm not as visible to quite so many people that seem to report my life to others which is pretty liberating.

But the best thing is to actually hear about people's social lives primarily real time, rather than notifications. I find it a little scary now how a joke I made to someone a year or two ago that went along the lines of "can you imagine if in the future myspace became the official way of announcing things in your life". Only for relationships, engagements, parties and all that seem to only happen facebook ways.

Well now, people have begrudgingly started texting and (shock and horror) ringing me again when they want me, and if information about my life lately is out, it's because I have recently spoken to someone about my life, it is a wondrous thing.

But if it works for your own life, go for it. It just gets on my nerves a lot. That said posting random links and statuses was fun, and an occasional note rant was nice. I might start a new blog (that will probably be a lot more geeky than the haphazard livejournal account I waffled on with in the past) to spam people with, and also my own film shorts.


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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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