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    Now I have zero social media apart from WhatsApp. Tbh atm my life is pretty empty to use it.

    Maybe I still should continue not to use it anyway or maybe just start from scratch.
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    I don't either.
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    I wouldn’t say I’m the kind of person to use social media, but depending on your age and the peopl around you I would defiantly give social media a try. Even though it has more negatives than positives it’s what everyone else’s doing. But remember don’t do social media unless your friends have it!
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    i have a lot of social media accounts and honestly, while they're good for keeping up with/in contact with people, they can be pretty distracting if you don't have much self control and a lot of what people post/share isn't of much interest. i'd say it's worth trying them but they're not as amazing as some people make out in my opinion
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    Social media isn't a must. You can have good friendships by arranging to meet up with them in person, and staying in contact with them using phone/text. Real life friendships are better than online ones. The advantages of social media are that it is more convenient to keep in touch. For some people, they prefer using Twitter or Facebook to keep in touch, and it can easier in terms of group chats and arranging events (although you state that you do use WhatsApp). It may be something to consider using later on, but if you don't feel the need for it, don't use it.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Now I have zero social media apart from WhatsApp. Tbh atm my life is pretty empty to use it.

    Maybe I still should continue not to use it anyway or maybe just start from scratch.
    I got rid of all the social media I had (snapchat, facebook) recently, except WhatsApp, and have been fine. All the people who want to stay in contact with me who I spoke to on facebook use WhatsApp (obvs easier for those who had my number in the first place but ya know, if they were close to me the likely would have anyway) instead to speak to me. Funnily enough though, it's helped me realised who bothers to speak to me and who doesn't. I had a really bad depressive period in the summer which resulted in self-isolation so I stopped being the first person to make conversations and now I barely speak to any of my friends from home....

    tl;dr social media is very overrated and you can be perfectly fine without it.
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    (Original post by mgxz)
    Even though it has more negatives than positives it’s what everyone else’s doing.
    How kids get sucked into **** right there.
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    When I didn’t have social media, I became very lonely. This was only because the only way I could contact friends was through social media so I got very depressed and lonely. I didn’t feel the greatest. It’s not that I needed to be updated with everyone’s life, it’s just I couldn’t communicate with friends properly.
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    it's great that you have resisted the "peer group pressure" to behave like a sheep.
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      (Original post by mgxz)
      I wouldn’t say I’m the kind of person to use social media, but depending on your age and the peopl around you I would defiantly give social media a try. Even though it has more negatives than positives it’s what everyone else’s doing. But remember don’t do social media unless your friends have it!
      London, the 1600s. Bubonic plague. "Everyone else is getting it so I might as well try and have it too".

      I manage fine without social media (and Bubonic Plague). I would only end up getting pissed and saying things I shouldn't anyway.
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      It's not necessary to get through life, and it's not required. If you want to give it a try, do, you don't have to keep it up if you don't want to. Just remember that it is optional.
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      This was literally me, until a about a month ago and I got snapchat, I only have like 4 freinds on it (my irl best friends, who I talk to occasionally). I got facebook but again I think I have like only 5 friends and I don't have the facebook app on my phone, only messenger. I use it to talk to my friends in our group chat. I don't have instagram as I see no real point and I also have whatsapp which is hardly used. I'd reccommend maybe trying out facebook. Social media isn't too bad, snapchat is actually really private and it's similar to whatsapp just with added features like stories (which I have never used). I'd reccommend trying out Facebook and potentially snapchat. It can also help you to socialise if you use it, however don't use it excessively if you do get it.
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      Well, if you are a person like me, then definitely NOT isolating yourself.

      This is me: I got a phone (my own) when i was in my junior year in high school :yep:. Because I never really bothered to have any, if I wanted to make contact I used my parents, siblings phones and sth like that. I didn't care to txt my friends outside school and have chats. As I wasn't that interested in it too.
      But when it's in school and spend time with my friends (physically) I am the kind of person to be the socializer. And only in real life.
      Even after getting a new phone my service kept being barred for not using and recharging to use.

      I think that social media has become too common (at least for me) that some don't wanna be part of it. just themselves and their ability to be at their best without it.

      So it means for people who have cheerful awesome character and all, who have almost no social media, I think it is a whole new level of best personality qualities. What ever that would mean in future
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        I don't even have social media at all
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        I don't have any & my social life is pretty banging so the two things don't go hand in hand.
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        TSR is kinda social media i guess :dontknow:
       
       
       
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