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  1. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Like it or loathe it social media is here to stay and will get even more powerful. But when you read about youngsters committing suicide after viewing nasty stuff on Instagram etc, you do think maybe it's more dangerous than we first thought ? We got by okay long before Twitter and Facebook, so my question is : could you live without social media ?
     
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    Just this week I deleted my Instagram account due to the fact I’m sick of seeing the same old shit. My Twitter went about 1 month ago. I don’t feel like I miss anything and I have never registered to Facebook which is a shock to some people
     
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    I'm an avid social media user and in honesty i wish it didn't exist, it's great for a lot of things but it's certainly going to cause more problems than it solves. however since I and everyone i know have been using it for about 10 years now it's impossible for me to give them up without falling out of the loop.
     
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    On the key point I am not belittling the issues but Ozzy Osborne was once subject of a legal action on the grounds the lyrics to Suicide Solution encouraged a fan to take his own life
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    I only use Farcebook, but it's to keep in touch with my kids and grandkids and also keep up with friends I had on the Isle of Wight. I don't have the internet on my phone, (at least, I don't think so!). When I go out, even for a week-end away, my laptops are shut down and left at home. Why do I need the internet when I'm out? Life isn't that important that I need to know what people are having for breakfast, dinner and tea! I could quite happily do without Farcebook, but the kids would never phone for a chat! Like most kids these days! I phoned my mam for a chat two or three times every week when she was alive. Even if only for 5 minutes, but it was a great way to keep in touch. Oh, and I'm the same with texting as I am with Farcebook. I text maybe 8 or 9 times a month! And to me, that's excessive! I HATE texting!
     
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    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Remember when you'd meet your mates at the weekend to go to the pubs in the city centre ? There wasn't none of social media, we just stated a time and that was it.
     
  7. Otis

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    Yep and I do live without it.

    Am on FB, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, but never use any of them.

    Only things I use are a WhatsApp group and Messenger, but that is because I have to and have no choice.
     
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    Have never signed up to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any of the other stuff like that and have no intention of doing so. Friends have my phone number/e-mail if they want to get hold of me. Only look at twitter to get the line-up for City/U23/academy because they put it on that before the website usually.

    Trouble is the number of places that just tell you to contact them via twitter etc and don't provide things like e-mail etc is ever increasing and so harder to contact them. Hate phone lines just as much though - often left waiting for ages in a queue and either by the time you've got through you've got so wound up and annoyed you forgot to mention half the stuff you intended to or you've put the phone down to do something else and when you get an operator they've rung off before you get to the phone again.
     
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    Annoying though, because some groups only use Facebook to communicate, such as one of my daughter's drama groups.

    We miss all sorts of events because I won't use Facebook.
     
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    thats daft isn’t it?
     
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    I hate to break it to you, but the Sky Blues Talk website, to which you are a very regular contributor, is a form of social media.
     
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    Yeah, but I mean the real stuff, not the kind of garbage frequented by a bunch of sad losers.
     
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    Lots do it. They just assume you are all on the platform.
     
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    Didn't Judas Priest experience something similar? And famously Manson said he was influenced by the Beatles Helter Skelter.
     
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    What's the definition of social media ? Is it describing Twitter and Facebook etc, mobile phones, emails ?
    Writing letters to newspapers is connecting to the media too. If so there's no escape !
     
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    "did you not see it on Facebook?"
    "Sorry, im only on Grindr"
     
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    I always get confused. That's the gay one, right? And Tinder is for normal people?
     
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    Sign up to them both and find out.
     
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    I have Facebook, don't use, never been on twitter, but I use Instagram near enough every day. I don't post anything but there's a few pages I like looking at (the history pages are great).
     
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    But you still haven't told me which one you're on.

    Do I just search for Nick the Gimp?
     
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    Diplomat 9am
     
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    I'm on Facebook but only go on it about once a week for maybe 15 minutes.
    It's the only place I can find out what my daughters are doing.
    They post all their news there and all their photos, I'd never see them otherwise.
    I find out things like my daughters exam results, job interviews or career moves.
    If she ever gets engaged, she'll probably announce it on Facebook.
    I signed up for Twitter but have no idea how to send or receive a tweet and I've forgotten my userid and password.
     
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    Yeah, I do miss out on an awful lot of what is going in in people's lives, but when I WAS on it I used to hate all the banality of it all.

    Still much prefer to be off and away from it and have now turned off all notifications, so I receive nothing from FB at all.
     
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    U ok hun? xx
     
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    I hate it and am down to just twitter now which use for sports journalists but that too may go soon
     
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    I have Twitter but rarely is it, Facebook I hate but keep using for some reason and instagram is just bizarre and whenever I look the same shit is on there there people pouting.

    The only one I would really miss is sbt.
     
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    I started off with Myspace and Friends Reunited. Do either of them still exist? I have no idea what my login details were back then.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    Ahhhh! Remember the days before social media? Amiga 500. My first computer...……
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    I tried that and they immediately blocked me! :(

    They also ordered their friends to block me so I couldn't find out anything that way. :(
     
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    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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    So Gay people aren't Normal now then?
     
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    You just walked into a minefield there Otis! :emoji_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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    On a phone- in a few months ago on the radio, a chap prided himself on never using social media, as it was revealed that the comic Paul Merton hasn't even got a mobile phone. But the presenter told him that by phoning in to the discussion, he was involved in social media. The bloke said no he wasn't. It ended in confusion as to who was correct ? By the way Paul Merton not only hasn't got a phone, he never uses Facebook, Twitter,or such like. Asked how on earth does he communicate ? He replied that he has a PA or secretary to do that !
     
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    They sell them in my local charity shop. One recently was on sale for £20.00 and got told it sold when I went in a few days later.
     
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    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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