1. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    After reading another thread about smartphone device use, the conversation lead towards Social Media use.

    With that, I am curious if anyone simply does not use Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etcetera)?
    If yes, any particular reason why?

    I have stayed off Twitter and Instagram, for about 5-6 months now. And, I have been seriously considering just deleting my accounts.

    Anyway, merely conversing here...
    03-12-2019 11:07 PM
  2. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Gave up on Twitter long ago, felt pointless.

    I use Instagram regularly to post photos, don't do much else with it. I've quit Facebook in the past, results in my being a hermit never talking to people. I'm on Facebook regularly again for memes, events, and messenger. Social media has become a part of life, glad I was still able to grow up right before social media took off.
    03-13-2019 01:33 AM
  3. pool_shark's Avatar
    I've never used FB, instagram , or snapchat.
    I use Twitter mainly to follow news, stocks, sports, NASA, etc.
    03-14-2019 01:24 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I avoid Facebook these days, although will still check in from time to time to see how some old friends are doing. I also help manage a FB page for a nonprofit foundation.

    Have a Twitter account but never check it. Never used Instagram or Snapchat. I have been using MeWe lately, which is probably the best of the recent Google+ replacements.
    07-19-2019 06:59 PM
  5. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    *bump*

    I am ADDICTED to Twitter and Reddit
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    01-09-2020 06:55 PM
  6. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    Twitter seems to be an utter sespool now. I'm trying to be more on Instagram. For now.

    I do need to look at this MeWe thingy...
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    01-11-2020 02:31 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    MeWe is good. It's like Google+ without the incessant porn spam.
    01-11-2020 02:50 PM
  8. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    Twitter seems to be an utter sespool now. I'm trying to be more on Instagram. For now.

    I do need to look at this MeWe thingy...
    I try and stay out of politics when possible so it isn't that big of a cesspool for me.
    01-11-2020 04:55 PM
  9. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    MeWe is good. It's like Google+ without the incessant porn spam.
    Porn spam?! That's disgusting. I thought that porn ads were only limited to some pretty shady websites. No wonder Google shut down Google+.
    01-11-2020 05:01 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It would be fake G+ accounts posting endless spam link in various communities. You see that everywhere (this forum included) -- it's just that some platforms are better moderated than others. Most G+ communities didn't have active enough moderators, so a lot of that stuff would just slip through and fester.
    milleniumdroid likes this.
    01-11-2020 06:25 PM
  11. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I have accounts with the major networks. But I spend more time here than them. I only visit Facebook to catch up on what my friends are up to. My cats have profiles as well. I have 3 Twitter accounts. One for cats, one for politics and one for tech tweets. I don't use Snapchat, bug I do use Instagram and Petzbe. Again for my cats. I use discord to chat politics and Telegram for various groups.

    I am at home all day so these apps stop me going stir crazy.
    01-20-2020 10:41 PM
  12. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    It would be fake G+ accounts posting endless spam link in various communities. You see that everywhere (this forum included) -- it's just that some platforms are better moderated than others. Most G+ communities didn't have active enough moderators, so a lot of that stuff would just slip through and fester.
    Oh and I have had porn accounts follow me on Twitter, along with normal looking female accounts that are obviously fake and are likely meant to groom people and end them up abducted. The porn accounts somehow circumvent the inappropriate content blocker on Twitter, yet the same blocker blocks a lot of totally appropriate stuff. As for the fake female accounts, I've sorta devolped a feel for detecting those, to the point nobody has ever in my years of using the internet tried to catfish/groom/whatever me.
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    01-22-2020 01:06 AM
  13. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Don't have any active social media accounts now that Google + has been discontinued. After a few years of Facebook I came to the conclusion it wasn't an essential part of my life and was actually having a negative impact on productivity. Some friends that would mostly communicate through Facebook tried to persuade me to return. Haven't used any social media accounts (other than Google+ ) in 7+ years.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-22-2020 03:32 AM

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