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    Social media is not really necessary but at least a basic phone is a must.

    How have you managed this long without a phone?
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    Social media is not really necessary but at least a basic phone is a must.

    How have you managed this long without a phone?
    Nice.


    Since it broke, and it showed me that I don't really need one!
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    Nice.


    Since it broke, and it showed me that I don't really need one!

    Good for you.

    Most social media is a waste of time really.

    But a smartphone could be pretty handy tbh.
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    Good for you.

    Most social media is a waste of time really.

    But a smartphone could be pretty handy tbh.
    And unnecessarily expensive
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    (Original post by Odd1)
    And unnecessarily expensive
    unless u bought it second hand refurbished or summing like that
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    I don't own a mobile telecommunications device nor do I use any of the main social media platforms like facebook etc. Is it necessary to make such accounts?
    Necessary for? Coursework or socialising?

    It shouldn't be necessary for coursework but if it is then whip one up really quick and set everything to private, and remove it immediately after you no longer need it.

    If it's for socialising I mean you're at university soooo I'm sure you can find more efficient ways to socialise with people there than behind a computer.

    Social media websites is normally secondary means to communicate with people who you know in real life.

    Social media apps are becoming more primary for even people you knew in real life beforehand but it's not essential. It's just much much harder to stalk or harass someone if they haven't joined to any.
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    (Original post by MevMev)
    unless u bought it second hand refurbished or summing like that
    Do tell...
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    Facebook, it's handy to stay in contact. You may need to contact your course mates if you want some help. Handy for group work too.

    Whatsapp.

    Oh, and snapchat :hubba:
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    I am quite an introverted person, but I don't think even I'd be able to do without Facebook! Flat/coursemates group chats, event invites, society sessions/events, and of course the odd bit of internet pool when you have just had enough of work.
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    (Original post by MevMev)
    unless u bought it second hand refurbished or summing like that
    Like eBay?
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    (Original post by Lord Samosa)
    Facebook, it's handy to stay in contact. You may need to contact your course mates if you want some help. Handy for group work too.

    Whatsapp.

    Oh, and snapchat :hubba:
    No offense but you didn't answer his question at all. You just listed social media he/she probably is aware of already.
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    I don't own a mobile telecommunications device nor do I use any of the main social media platforms like facebook etc. Is it necessary to make such accounts?
    Facebook is probably good for social events and just keeping up with people in general; If you could count LinkedIn as a social network that's good for the professional side of things. I wouldn't say you really needed anything else other than an email address and a telephone number.
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    (Original post by Pro Crastination)
    I am quite an introverted person, but I don't think even I'd be able to do without Facebook! Flat/coursemates group chats, event invites, society sessions/events, and of course the odd bit of internet pool when you have just had enough of work.
    You can group chat in person
    You can get invited in person I hope
    You should be up to date with events and seminars on your own
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    (Original post by Odd1)
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    You can group chat in person
    You can get invited in person I hope
    You should be up to date with events and seminars on your own
    well said!
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    (Original post by Odd1)
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    You can group chat in person
    You can get invited in person I hope
    You should be up to date with events and seminars on your own
    I agree, if you're outgoing and socially focused you'll stay on the ball. However for me it does offer a great deal of convenience.
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    well said!
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    (Original post by Pro Crastination)
    I agree, if you're outgoing and socially focused you'll stay on the ball. However for me it does offer a great deal of convenience.
    I'm sure it's convenient even for those who are outgoing and socially focused, but even if you're not outgoing and socially focused, you should still be trying to live life outside of the virtual world, like what everyone did before there was one. Not tryna give you a hard time, though, really.
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    (Original post by Odd1)
    No offense but you didn't answer his question at all. You just listed social media he/she probably is aware of already.
    They asked if they're necessary at uni. I gave my reason why Facebook would be handy. The same reason applies to whatsapp (making a group chat for group work for example).
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    (Original post by Lord Samosa)
    They asked if they're necessary at uni. I gave my reason why Facebook would be handy. The same reason applies to whatsapp (making a group chat for group work for example).
    I know what they asked. You didn't give reasons for listing whatsapp and snapchat.
 
 
 
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