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I Deleted My Facebook

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    Facebook Is Another Word For Failure

    When i first had my facebook i was pretty excited actually all the way through and was sad i had to delete it. The thing was, i wanted to do well in life and i had exams coming up, and then there were hours and hours on end being wasted on Facebook...strangely isaw my grades...
    DownsideUp DownsideUp 16-17 Jul 23, 2010

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    Mythical

    We are all looking for ways to express ourselves online; that's a fact of life now for most people. And social networking is a phenomenon like no other in terms of communications and expression. I love it, obviously. Most people do, and I happen to think that it is a beautiful...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 42 Responses May 22, 2011

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    I'm Hoping It Stays That Way

    I don't need fake friends, or have my exes "check up on me" if its over, then let it go and don't have your new gf check my page either.  I want to be freed from that social construct, it was nice while it lasted, but I have to move on, and twitter is facebook with ADHD...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2010

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    So many happy people in there.

    ..they make me sad and angry...people posting selfies and all those stupid things...that site makes me feel even worse about myself...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    It's So Stupid

    An absolute waste of time why do people even like it? I'm so glad i deactivated my account i will never go back on it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    so this is my first day without facebook .

    .. i deleted it because it caused me depression anxiety addiction and lowselftestime yeah i said it .. no more fake virtual 'friends' no more worrying about who's messaged me on facebook who left me a comment what's going on with 'x,y' my ex my new crush .. no more worrying about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 12

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    Bye Bye "friends"

    So, maybe not everyone has the same issues that I do with comparing themselves to to others. It's not that I am necessarily jealous at the things I see, but it causes me to judge others more than I normally would and definitly more than I should. Constantly knowing...
    ComingClean ComingClean 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    Deleted My Friends

    I didn't delete my Facebook or Myspace accounts, I just deleted most of my friends and kept pages/profiles of authors, artists, illustrators, singers, bands, groups, games and other pages/profiles like those that I'm part of. I did this because of some stuff I recently read about...
    RealMarie27 RealMarie27 26-30, F 1 Response May 23, 2012

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    I deleted my Facebook bc my husband

    and I are separated and he blocked me. I'm not a crazy person - I swear - but I do admit that I'm relieved to not be looking at his activity and being jealous. Before I deactivated, one of my close friends told me he had asked her out off a drink and she didn't think he realized...
    bluweddingdress bluweddingdress 26-30, F Jan 9, 2014

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    Who Needs It!

    I deleted my facebook because its stupid, and EVERYONE advertises on it. Whatever happened to using bulletin boards. And for me to play games EVERYTHING is through facebook. It was getting to the point where the whole internet wants my personal information. like seriously...
    phayleen phayleen 18-21 Oct 28, 2013

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    Deactivated... Again

    I hate this site. I really wish I never joined in the first place; now I cannot decide whether I want to permanently delete my account for good or keep my account. FB is useless to me - all I've been doing for the past 2 years is hiding everyone on my 'friends' list from my news...
    lntel lntel 22-25 Nov 17, 2012

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    Why Should We Concern Ourselves ?

    I don't find Facebook educational especially for minor ages and for a few strong reasons.You see,Facebook has become an addiction and so bad getting your attention from more important duty rather to mind others people businesses.You see,time flies in the speed of light as you...
    gottalotta gottalotta 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    I Believe I Did The Right Thing.

    I deleted it for some reason..so i can concentrate on my high school work. It's worthless. I'm not saying it's a bad site but it's quite a waste of time. Posing pictures online!!???!! I did put pictures of myself that i regret..As a teenager i have learned that there are people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    it was time for a change.

    i need to put my focus on other things instead of social media
    eminor92 eminor92 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Just deleted my Facebook account.

    For the last week I have been itching to do it and finally made the decision today. Gone are the days of stalking my newsfeed to see what people are up to! Lol over seeing so many people complaining or taking selfies and all the other crap that comes with it Adios Facebook xo
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I never thought I would ever delete it.

    The only reason I had Facebook was to stay connected to my friends and family. Slowly, it started to turn into drama all the time people would post irrelevant videos and topics. That didn't really bother me at all. I started adding more family members to be connected with the...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Ok, I didn't delete it.

    But I want to go for a month without Facebook and then maybe I'll delete it. Checking facebook has become such a waste of my time. I'm 31, not 12. Even though it was technically started during my generation, and it was fun at one point when I was in college...it has become...
    RNY83 RNY83 31-35, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Yes! I deleted, well "deactivated" my fb

    account today! All I see on there is drama, people saying **** to/about others. No matter how many friends I've removed, I still saw it. It causes nothing but problems. I feel so much better now.
    missmotox missmotox 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2014

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    I deleted mine because of the new snoop policies

    that was coming Jan 1 Privacy still means something to some of us. And I refuse to keep it and use Tor because I will not deal with a company that has those morals. Don't know what they were? Google it and you will be even more glad you are off it :)
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Finally!!!!!!

    I did it!! After overthinking and wondering if I should or shouldn't I finally sent the request to permanently delete my facebook account. I won't lie, it was hard to do!! But why?? I finally did it because whenever I would go on facebook, I'd almost always end up feeling down...
    basseleven basseleven 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Its Too Easy...

    If you're worth it i will keep in contact with you. If i'm worth it you will find another way to talk to me. talk being the operative word.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    Do Yourself A Favor

    If you have not done so already, you should delete your facebook account as soon as possible.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 6, 2010

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    I feel completely revived.

    No, totally better, because after a terrible day at work, I realized I needed to pick out the bugs in my life, which included a co-worker who thinks she is hot chili for hot dogs :D Really, she was the first person to go, then as I scrolled down, I started unfriended people left...
    fictiongirl21 fictiongirl21 18-21, F Jun 15, 2014

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    Fakebook Is Connected With The Cia

    & they are watching you. ORWELL-style! I PERMANENTLY deleted mine & will never get another one.
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F Oct 28, 2013

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    Facebook Was Miserable.

    Every time I got on it, all I did was go down my news feed and inwardly scorn almost everyone on it. So why was it so hard to delete it? There is NO reason why it should have been that hard.
    flameoffire flameoffire 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    I deleted a couple times

    since I joined in 2009, but always returned within a few days.. This time I permanently deleted it, and it feels great. For two months now I've been Facebook free, no negativity, if I want to know what my friends and family are doing I call them like the good ole days. At 23...
    91barber 91barber 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    And Im Freaking Happy I Did It.

    As soon as I did, I felt this weight come off of me. It was so releiving. I deleted it because I was tired of all the emotional exaustion it caused. Like people could sit there and look at my pictures like creeps and I wouldnt know about it. Dosent that scare you? I didnt want...
    nomeatforshrimp nomeatforshrimp 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Grew to hate how attached I became to it,

    forgetting that it's the people that give the site relevance, not the reverse. And so here I am here as an alternative. so far so good...
    NightLark NightLark 22-25, M Mar 30, 2014

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    Some people think horror movies

    or big spiders are scary, but nothing terrifies me more than couples that share a Facebook profile.
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    I found it depressing

    and begun to feel everyone was too aware of what I was doing. Don't miss it one bit!!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Jul 12, 2014

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    Facebook makes me sad

    and I always end up posting my feelings to much. At least here I'm anonymous.
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Completely Unnecessary

    Facebook only brought me disappointment, failing grades, and an illusion of this so called "friendship." Admit it. We have all felt the gratifying surge of joy whenever someone added us, liked our profile pic, or sent a Facebook message. I look back and realize how strange that a...
    yourdreamer yourdreamer 18-21, F Aug 12, 2013

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    A few weeks ago my boyfriend added a woman to his Facebook. I asked him who she was he states a girl I went to school with. Ok no problem. The other day he says so I need to tell...
    mrsmorning mrsmorning 36-40, F Mar 6

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    So. . I just want to "deactivate" it sometimes. I had two. . One with the majority group of friends and the other for family and a select few. I deleted the majority. . So i just...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F Mar 10

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    I've had a couple of stories deleted now. At least one, I know was because the entire topic was banhammered by EP. The other happened just now...and I really want to know why. I...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M Mar 4

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    EP deleted my account😱😱😱😱 without informing me. This (wifedontknow) is my second account deleted.
    leostaples1979 leostaples1979 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 11

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    Sorry Facebook. EP is a little less stressful when it comes to meeting people. I have only connected with friends and family rather than meeting people there (not saying that was...
    JK7448 JK7448 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My account will be probably be deleted too. If it is I don't know if I'll be back again. A person can hurt one another to easily.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 8

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    Heyy guys! I'm back now... I deleted my old account back in December, so now I'm back .-.
    kaylynx kaylynx 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    i was a member on Facebook but i am taking a break from it for a month or two. the reason is i had posted something on facebook about me being unattractive and a guy responded to...
    db174 db174 31-35, F Mar 15

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    I love Facebook and at the same time hate it lol. Love - hate relationship with Facebook!
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F Mar 4

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    My ex has been liking my Facebook statuses quite a lot recently. 2 days ago he liked a photo I took of myself and yesterday he liked a status where I said I was out on the town...
    batjokes batjokes 22-25, F Mar 19

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    I have moved back to my hometown and I can safely say I absolutely did not plan for things to turn out this way. Why did I move back? Well, LIFE happened. I have been stuck here...
    AThousandLies AThousandLies 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    In a way. I still use Facebook. Both have some advantages over another. Here, I can post some of my private life without being judged. Facebook is where I can enter some...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I honestly only go on Facebook for the funny comments and some funny videos...
    Nicole0228 Nicole0228 18-21, F Mar 2

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