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    Hello,
    Over the past couple of months, I find myself being on and off going on Twitter and Tumblr. Yesterday, I thought that they were getting incredibly boring. Now, I understand if others like it, but for me, I'm not really interested in what people from my school (which I left in May) are doing and what they think, since EVERYONE has completely different interests to me. I feel that all these Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr websites are all fads, look at MySpace.

    I say that I get more of a social buzz going on Tripadivisor and Zoopla than I ever do on Twitter and Tumblr. I do still like forums though .

    So, is anybody else getting bored with social networking?
    What are your opinions on them?
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    I still quite like Facebook, but I go on and off pinterest and twitter a lot. But then even FB I use a lot less nowadays. Depends what is going on really. When there were fire alarms in West Quay I loved twitter as everyone was talking about what was going on, but when nothing is happening I find it can just be annoying!
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    I've been bored with them since the very beginning. :sigh:
    For the record, I don't consider forums to be the same as social networking. x)

    Didn't catch onto the MySpace and Bebo craze and I made my Facebook account the night before I left school in 2009 purely so I could keep in touch with people - and in the end all I use it for is sending out a group PM every now and then to see who is up for a night out.
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    I've never been fascinated by the prospect of socialing with my real life acquaintances while online, so I still haven't joined any social networking site. To me, being online and spending time on the computer are inherently 'alone time' activities in which I engage in order to unwind, recharge and take a break from socialising/being around people. Not to mention that by joining Facebook etc. I'd be exposed to constant and largerly meaningless status updates and chatter just for the sake of it, which really grind my gears and bore me to no end. In a way, I'm relieving myself from the stress it would cause. Those who need to can always get into contact with me through other means

    I can definitely see the appeal of social networking if you have a more outgoing/extroverted personality though, omitting social networking from my life is just a personal preference.
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    I got bored of Facebook in 2006, haven't had an account since. It can definitely be useful for events and stuff or keeping in touch with old mates. But it turned into this whole thing where majority of people were attention seeking, posting recycled marilyn monroe quotes or desperately trying to portray a 'cool' image.

    This is 6 years ago when I was in high school so you can imagine it was all about little kids taking photos of them holding drinks thinking they're in an American Pie movie or something.

    I'm only on twitter but I use it purely as a news source, it's instant news that you can get by the second and I find it very useful. I have 0 tweets and 0 followers. Only following stuff like BBC, telegraph, wall street journal, and some sports journalists/athletes.
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    I think Facebook in particular has become the most awful one. Everywhere you go, people with camera phones are taking pictures of the most banal things and using catch ups with friends as a means to post pictures/statuses rather than just going out with friends for the sake of it. People's lives seem to revolve around facebook.

    I feel that people only want to do things so that they can post about it on FB and gain some sort of feeling of self worth through other people's 'likes'. I find it so shallow. Everyone is judged by how many friends/pictures they have and the people who talk rubbish are the people who post most often.

    I've grown to hate the phrases: 'Oh that's going on facebook!', 'Did you see what X said on Facebook', 'So and so have split up/are going out together - I saw it on facebook'.
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    I think Facebook in particular has become the most awful one. Everywhere you go, people with camera phones are taking pictures of the most banal things and using catch ups with friends as a means to post pictures/statuses rather than just going out with friends for the sake of it. People's lives seem to revolve around facebook.

    I feel that people only want to do things so that they can post about it on FB and gain some sort of feeling of self worth through other people's 'likes'. I find it so shallow. Everyone is judged by how many friends/pictures they have and the people who talk rubbish are the people who post most often.

    I've grown to hate the phrases: 'Oh that's going on facebook!', 'Did you see what X said on Facebook', 'So and so have split up/are going out together - I saw it on facebook'.
    This.

    I'm only keeping mine incase I need it when organising
    things for a university society.
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    I never got into Twitter/Myspace/Bebo. Only Facebook and only because people told me to (because it's easy to give into peer pressure when you're 13).

    I hate Facebook. Right now my news feed is full of people posting blurry photos of their night out, and people posting about how much they love their boyfriend, or people posting thousands of holiday photos - like anyone is going to go through all of them. All just attention seeking idiots looking for as many likes as they can get for some kind of feeling of satisfaction.

    The whole thing is pointless to me, and the only reason I'm still using it is because I keep in contact with people on my charity committee and people in my classes at school if I need to ask them a question through Facebook. Once I'm out of education I'll probably reduce it to about 5-10 friends and even then only log on every month or so.
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    (Original post by BethaneyJ)
    I still quite like Facebook, but I go on and off pinterest and twitter a lot. But then even FB I use a lot less nowadays. Depends what is going on really. When there were fire alarms in West Quay I loved twitter as everyone was talking about what was going on, but when nothing is happening I find it can just be annoying!
    Oh I wouldn't lump Pinterest in there! Personally that's a site I go on for me and only me, to look at pictures and get craft/fashion inspiration. I follow some boards but I'm not socially connecting with anyone
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    I only use Facebook's private groups thing to keep in touch with my closest friends, other than that, I found it monotonous. Twitter is fun to use during live events such as sports or politics, but I don't see the point in getting it just to scroll through what celebrities had for their breakfast. Those are the only two I have, and they're not used much. I spend a hefty amount of time on TSR though :P
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    Facebook is a useful tool when you just use it to keep in touch with your friends, friends being the crucial word.

    When you have 8756 'friends', it becomes absurd, because quite frankly you've only got that many friends because you're an attention seeking whiny little bitch, and you don't care about the people you call your friends on there.

    I'm not into Twitter, nothing annoys me more than the celebrity craze culture we live in.
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    Almost makes one want to leave their bedroom to go out and socialise :eek:
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    Welcome to the club. I got bored of fb and all a long time ago. I only go on to look at some inspirational quotes in various groups.
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    I've got to the point where I don't want to see what my friends had for dinner and/or their current location - whether that be on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Bebo, letters, scrolls etc.
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    (Original post by Marc Fiorano)
    I'm only on twitter but I use it purely as a news source, it's instant news that you can get by the second and I find it very useful. I have 0 tweets and 0 followers. Only following stuff like BBC, telegraph, wall street journal, and some sports journalists/athletes.
    I've decided to do this. It's really helpful, I also follow newspapers like Le Monde and Zeit to help with French (practice before A level) and German (self-teaching over the summer ). Maybe this was Twitter's initial purpose :rolleyes:.
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    I personally like Facebook. It makes it easy to keep up with how old school friends are going and, at University, it's especially good for chatting to home-friends.

    Aside from people I actually talk to, though, it's full of a strange mix of people. Demagogues, posers, clubbers, Gurus, lovers, and morons.

    Chiefly, though, it allows us to judge our peers, which, despite how much we profess not to, we all love to do.
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    I have never had Facebook. People seem to find that strange but I have just never felt the need. I love Twitter though but I am using it less and less.

    The thing that bothers me the most is that people seem to take photos of everything they are doing because they know they will end up on Facebook. The other night at a party these girls were posing and taking loads of photos and I got the vibe it was pretty much staged for Facebook.

    I don't think I have missed out on anything by not having Facebook. I still get invited to things because my friends aren't just going to leave me out. The only time I have ever wished I had Facebook is when I want to know more about a guy I like.. but I am glad I don't because I think I would get carried away stalking profiles.

    Social networks are just phases anyway. Most people I know are getting Twitter. I prefer Twitter because I find it is less about flaunting yourself and it is easy to avoid people you know if you want. I like the fact that most people on my timeline I don't actually know.. I would rather hear things from people who I find interesting rather than because I feel obliged to.
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    I don't really like social networking websites to be honest. I do have a facebook account because it's the easiest way to keep in touch with people from school but I think facebook can cause a lot of problems if used in the wrong way. People tend to use it as a way to make digs at others and I've seen many arguments break out because of it. That paired with the people who can't go 5 minutes without updating their statutes really make me not want to log in so I hardly ever check it.
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    Yeah I agree, but because so many people use them sometimes it's just necessary to make sure you keep in touch. I just reactivated Facebook after about 6 months deactivated. It's just Facebook culture is so terrible! That's why.

    People go out or on holiday, spend more time posing for photos for their 'personal joke that no-one can get unless you were there' named album. It makes peoples lives look a lot more fun than they probably are.

    I thought to myself the other day. In this day of age, I guess you are seen cooler if you post your life on Facebook and upload photos, etc. If your FB page shows no updates, and you're never tagged in photos, you look like a loser. It seems sort of ironic that it is this way, and it makes more sense to be the other way around. Surely people who are obsessed with putting their life on a website are actually the losers? If it was a different website, that I couldn't wait to get home and update, I would be seen as an ultra nerd.

    As for Twitter, never got onto that. I've seen a lot of my friends' though, and I think it's quite bad too. Considering it seems to be more socially acceptable to post tweets literally every minute than it is for a status. So you tend to find people posting a new thing every single hour of the day, from being informed what's for breakfast to being told when they stumble in with a hangover after 'aN awesommer nIGHt!!'
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    i dont use them.

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