You'll show up on recommended lists if you name searched for someone. If a girl searched for your name on Facebook, she'll probably pop up on your list.
AntiMediocrity said:TheOllam it's not really about putting your head in the sand or being afraid, Facebook is just plain toxic and you can almost feel a tangible sense of cleanliness once you click that deactivate button.
Logging on Facebook every day is essentially subscribing to a daily issue of Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Jezebel and every other artifact of Western society but instead of piling up on your doorstep it's delivered straight to the ocular glands. Every piece of celeb news, every engagement, every birth, every viral video share, all is cleansed from your pallette once you press that magic button.
Then, you need only get your news from here and feel the blessed rain of objective commentary on your face.
hedonist said:I wonder if there will be an alternative one day that won't be bought by the usual suspects (google etc)
We all know what happens once they get a hold of something.
TheOllam said:Complete removal from FB? Head in sand much?
It's like saying, "I don't want to drive because people get in car accidents"
Social Media is not going away, what's happening is society is catching up with technology.
That said, I keep out of the way of wackos on FB, and disengage from folks too far down the wrong path (This goes for extremists on both the Left and Right)
Also, FB is a great reminder for me not to get married in USA:
I have 2 male cousins, both married with kids, of course frustrated because they've subconsciously realized they are getting the bad end the marriage market only after the fact.
However, consciously they post stupid shit on FB supporting Bernie, bitching about global warming, 1%ers, how conservatives are "obviously" racist because they don't support Obama enough, how we need to give more support to women, lot's of Mangina blah blah.
Meanwhile, it's women that have dominated their life.
Even weak Men need SOMETHING to dominate, so they take it out on FB by sharing frustration with the world. (Pretty weak, but that's what it is...)
So sit back and enjoy. Don't be afraid of Social Media, just don't run around in traffic like a child on the highway.