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    • I use Facebook some; I check it everyday and post once in awhile; most of my friends also use it. I'm 62. My daughters (22 and 25) do not really use it. They say, "Parent are the only ones who still use Facebook."

    • Pretty much all grade 9 students are on Instagram and very few regularly use FB. I took the app off my phone and don't check it regularly but it's an excellent contact book. I think it sucked up way too much time for very little payoff. My biggest beef with it is that you can't just look at what your friends have typed but instead you see a million other links and advertisements. But I certainly wouldn't say it's going the way of the dinosaur. There is plenty of opportunity for FB to adapt or change and get even stronger than it's ever been.

    • I pop in a couple times a week to see what's new with my family, since it seems like the primary way they communicate these days. But I don't post much. I hate that the feed won't stay set to chronological order. I'm sometimes days or weeks late learning about important family news because Facebook's algorithm decides not to show it to me.

    • I use the Facebook Purity browser extension which allows you to customize it so you can get rid of the ads and other stuff you don't want to see in your feed. IMO, it really makes for a much nicer experience. I really recommend it. https://www.fbpurity.com

    • i use FB to check on my sister and niece in NJ but i have to go to her page every time for an update. Her page doesn't show in the first 10-15 items even if she has updated.

      I used to like how news sites put updates on FB but they have disappeared from my news feed and I honestly couldn't be bothered trying to customise my feed to get them to the top.

      I check about once a week (51 years young )

    • I use to use it as my family abroad dont like to call or write letters so it was the only way to catch up. Then when it just became likes of silly stuff and no substance or direct communication, I walked away. Instagram is an interesting alternative but of course more imagery then words. The older we get the more likely we are to want the nostalgia approach and FB is ok at that.

      The more people use it as the primary form of communication rather than talk to each other the more I walk away.

      My 13 year old is IG and SC, the SC side is not my favourite as it allows for more hidden bullying etc.

    • LIke most people, it seems, I use FB a few times a week. I don't enjoy using it. It slows up my phone and the app itself is finnicky. I don't want to deal with it especially when I don't go away from it feeling good. I'd rather browse Nature Is Scary on Twiiter and read the comments than brose Facebook.

      I do regularly use Ig and prefer it. I have also been using a more archaic method of communication- phone calls.

    • Since they own IG will be interesting to see how this moves forward, I live near the FB campus and the growth and construction is just incredible and scary as a community hosts such a giant and all the "fun" traffic and other problems that comes with it.

    • I stopped using Facebook in mid 2014. Facebook was a lot more fun when my network consisted of a more intimate friend group, where we could joke around without too much other noise. I think it started to wear on me when my network got so big that I was seeing unsavory posts from people I didn't even know that well, and even more so when I would see family members get really politically charged up about things, often times about things that ended up being hoaxes or untrue events.

      The final straw was when I started getting unwanted push notifications about random friend activity: "So and so just posted a photo." It was actually quite difficult to figure out how to turn that off, and then I started getting it for multiple different people, some of whom I wasn't even close with. This is when Facebook became unwiedly and undesirable for me.

      Haven't really missed it one bit.

    • I keep up (as much as FB will let me) and now that things seem more directed, those posts I'd prefer to see, I don't. Also not a fan of the offensive nature of some posts...insulting might be a better descriptor that some people just seem to post all the time.

      I honestly feel facebook has done more to divide than to unite and hearing myself say that saddens me.

      I kinda like IG plus reading other forums.

    • I've been on and off. Im off now. I have a hard time knowing what people are doing all the time yet not having a real connection and it becomes noise. It's somewhat crazy making. I prefer reaching out to people directly and carving out time for them. My social circle has contracted and I feel less frazzled since ditching it.

      I do like Instagram, though. I like following users who make images that are relevant to my interests. It's a neat form of social media.

      Forums are the place I spend most of my internet time.

    • Unfortunately, I pretty much have to use it for work so as much as I dislike it, I'm still active on it. I like it that I can see who's online so that if I need to contact a person asap, I can do it via the Messenger, and I guess it's a good enough address book. Other than that, if I didn't have to use it for work I would probably gradually leave it altogether.

    • when I got laid off I purposefully removed the app from my mobile devices. I was concerned about PUI and losing severance or prospective jobs. I also removed the Twitter, tumblr, google+ and others.

      I probably check in once a week to see what my frienda are up to via the browser. No apps on the phone.

      I don’t miss it. Been reading books, a lot of Cory Doctorow.

    • Stopped posting a while ago. I do check from time to time, and each time I do, I unfollow some friends or just unfriend them. It became mostly a feed of news from pages/topics I like. I also mostly stopped using Instagram as well, find it terribly boring. I guess social media kinda turns me into a misanthrope :)

    • I recently deleted Facebook entirely for personal reasons. The only thing I miss is the ability to communicate easily with my core family and friends. The data breaches are a concern but the time suck was bigger for me. One positive note is that my iPhone battery life has improved 300% since deleting the Facebook apps.

      Now, If I could find an app for communicating with my family and friends that all of them will use. I would love something that was about communication and not politics, memes, agendas etc.

    • That's what Facebook used to be and it was great at it. It seems like every company with shareholders has to grow and to do that Facebook had to add news and all the rest and become more than family & friends.