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Marcos

Member
Sep 5, 2018
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I don't use any social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, anything. I only use Whatsapp. I think that people are trying to build a perfect online version of themselves which, of course, is fake. Everybody seems to have an amazing life, travelling the world, hanging out with friends but they hide their problems and insecurities.

What do you guys think? Do you use any social media? Why?
 
Iwant2sleepforever

Iwant2sleepforever

Experienced
Sep 8, 2018
227
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I don't use any social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, anything. I only use Whatsapp. I think that people are trying to build a perfect online version of themselves which, of course, is fake. Everybody seems to have an amazing life, travelling the world, hanging out with friends but they hide their problems and insecurities.

What do you guys think? Do you use any social media? Why?
I have a Snapchat, don’t mess with it that often, it’s nice to have in case you need to contact someone but I don’t really use it otherwise unless I’m looking and people’s story when I’m bored or posting random shit on my story cause I got nothing better to do.
 
MEoDP

MEoDP

Specialist
Sep 2, 2018
347
I do,but I don't use it the way most people do(as you've said,trying to present a perfect/ideal version of themselves and their life to the world). I use it exclusively for practical purposes(I almost exclusively only PM people. Friends,family,and authorities I have to answer to. i.e College professors,and later,probably bosses at work,etc.)and...well,for personal(or if you wish to put it crudely,perverted/stalkerish)reasons. i.e Adding crushes and people I'm attracted to for access to their photos.

If you were a stranger visiting my facebook account,you'd probably think my account is dead. Only occasionally(and only through the insistence of my sister and other family members,I let them add all those other stuff for me.)do I really add pictures and decorate my account.
 
Abel

Abel

Delusional
Sep 11, 2018
60
I use Reddit, if that even counts, but that's it. I can understand using social media for messaging, but I never understood the whole "following friends/family/celebrities" on social media thing. I mean, I have better things to do than read updates about other people's daily lives? Not to mention that like you said, people only showcase the best of their lives on social media, which can often serve to make others feel bad about their own lives.

...Though at the same time, there are a fuckton of idiots on Facebook. One of the main reasons why I uninstalled it - the stupidity was massively draining my faith in humanity.
 
Desperate_Soul

Desperate_Soul

I'll See You Guys On The Other Side Of The Rainbow
Aug 26, 2018
1,980
When I was social, social media was useful. But I've mainly been using it for prying. I never posted anything, just looked into other people's lives. Since depression and suicidal thoughts, I don't pry anymore. I now use my time wisely looking and researching how to kill myself.
 
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Ben

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Sep 12, 2018
785
I don't use any social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, anything. I only use Whatsapp. I think that people are trying to build a perfect online version of themselves which, of course, is fake. Everybody seems to have an amazing life, travelling the world, hanging out with friends but they hide their problems and insecurities.

What do you guys think? Do you use any social media? Why?

I have a Facebook account with 1500 “friends” that I haven’t looked at in at least a year.

I have 9k followers on instagram, that only gets opened when something links me there. I’m probably losing follwers, haven’t posted in months.

I’ve been on and off reddit for about 6 years, multiple accounts ranging from 100k-400k karma. I’m actually the “drunk AMA” guy if anybody remembers that thread from years back lol.

The only social media I actually use anymore is Reddit, and now I guess this place. Nothing that isn’t Anonymous or known by anybody in irl. I’ve been a ghost for the last 6 months. That’s the last time I hung out with a friend. They all gave up trying to contact me now, saying the ball is in my court.

Ive always been glued to the internet, but lately more than ever. It’s the only interaction with other people I enjoy anymore.
 
sky7

sky7

Student
Aug 21, 2018
109
I deleted my Facebook when I graduated from college (nursing school) 2 years ago. Because of my psych history I got in some trouble with the board of nursing in my state and because of the restrictions I am practically unemployable as an RN and I gave up trying. So seeing everybody post about how great their lives were with their jobs and whatnot it was just too painful to keep. Facebook is just a reminder of how much a failure I am so it made no sense to keep it.
 
NOISYMIND

NOISYMIND

Everyday I wake up I wanna die again.
Sep 11, 2018
164
I used to be a regular instagrammer running photography business and such. But my mental state has been worse than ever since I came back in my hometown(London—>Taiwan). I couldn’t be bothered anymore so I deactivated my account and deleted the app. Same to Facebook, Twitter etc. Seeing how happy, positive and creative other people are makes me feel like I’m nothing good but the most pathetic person in the world. Only keep WhatsApp, Line and Messenger now just for occasional contact.
 
Over n' Out

Over n' Out

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Aug 5, 2018
196
No, they're all poison data collectors the same as your phone company, isp and google.
 
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BaconCheeseburger

BaconCheeseburger

Comfort-eating
Aug 4, 2018
689
I still have all of mine. Would be way too suspicious to delete them.
 
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Lunar

Lunar

Student
Aug 14, 2018
189
No Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. I don't have any connections with any of my family apart from my father, no friends outside of the internet so I've personally never felt the need to have any of them.
 
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throwaway777

throwaway777

一人、部屋で、独り。
Oct 3, 2018
641
only WhatsApp to communicate … but im thinking of disinstalling it … if i need to be alone, well lets make it complete :D ...and then i have you ,here :3