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    Of-course, get both, makes life so much more easier!
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    Your lucky - don't get either
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    I know TSR is going to go into meltdown because of this question, but...

    So as the title suggests, I don't have Facebook (FB) or Twitter. I'm in uni, and people say having both of these makes life convenient.

    I didn't get either of these because in my second day of high school, people who didn't have these forms of social media were mocked with a silly joke (that went along the lines of: 'whats the big deal, Facebook is only a picture of your face in-front of a book, cant believe you haven't done this you idiot' - all said in a sarcastic tone).
    This put me off the idea of getting both FB and twitter.

    But, from your experiences should I get them?????
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    Nah.
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    I dont have either, I dont believe I am missing out even as a current teen. I have Snapchat and Instagram though, but Instagram is boring as you have to be fake, and I used post every week but now its hardly ever, its annoying as I have to do a shower before hand and look nice, then tag all my friends, create a story and text everyone "recent" its pretty annoying. There is a feeling of confidence and enjoyment in getting likes and comments, but looking back, people just scroll and double tap anyways, and as British people, we comment for the sake of politeness

    Snapchat on the other hand is amazing because stories disappear after 24 hours, and there is no pressure of a "follower/friends" count like the latter(s). You can be yourself and mess about its awesome. plus chats dissapear, good for *****in or answers

    WOOOW strayed off point here. No dont get them, maybe get sc or ig instead
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    I have FB but I don’t interact - no comments, no likes. Just the occasional share of a BBC or guardian post. I have a personal twitter which I use for a lot but tbh it’s really toxic.
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    Don't feel pressured into getting them if you don't want to. I'm a late adopter (got Facebook and Snapchat back in August, aged 16) and so far I'm liking it (I mainly use it for group-chats), but you may find it just isn't for you.
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    You will lose IQ points from reading some of the **** on FB / Twitter tbh.
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    i've never had any social media...but i'm weird. OH EXCEPT A TSR ACCOUNT!
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    Ugh....... learn to spell - you're lucky - you're lucky - you're lucky. What is it with kids today that they cannot SPELL.
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    Facebook is alright it's only really useful for groups to organise some things. Messenger is why people mostly get it and you don't need a FB accoumt to operate it.
    I hate social media Like them tho I've become addicted and it's seriously hard to kick them
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    I have Facebook and twitter and I'm in my first year. The only way I've been able to keep track of course mates, societies and events is through Facebook. I would definitely get an account if only to join your universities society pages and find out whats going on on campus.
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    TSR is a bit of a weird sample.

    Facebook is very useful for uni, so I would think you should get that (unless you don't care about socialising etc, in which case, it's up to you).

    Twitter doesn't really matter much, just get it if you want.
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    I believe 04MR17 can provide some insight or direct you to his blog... if I remember correctly
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    Twitter is having a conversation with yourself hoping somebody will either acknowledge it or join in

    Get Facebook it'll be all ull ever need

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    youtube is the only relevant social media outlet in this day and age. although having a youtube profile doesn't net you any street cred if that's what you're after

    facebook still gets by because of freebooters who steal youtube videos and repost memes on their shoddy meme pages
    that being said, facebook still has a future with its messaging app so its not too late there

    dont even bother with twitter. its facebook but less in every conceivable way

    young people have flocked to instagram and snapchat for now but I honestly don't think either of those have any longevity especially with the latter.

    theirs no harm in having an account on any platform. I use facebook as "localised" news. A quick glance at your feed will tell you everything you need to know about what's supposed to be trendy and/or trending. I haven't posted on any platform in years
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    Instagram is the best in my opinion.
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    There's no need tbh.. go on YouTube and watch the effects of social media.. not worth it. you could use your time more wisely. also for those who say social media makes you more knowledgeable about current affairs and what's going on in the world, there's other ways to go about learning about that.
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    Twitter is pretty useless

    Facebook can be pretty useful for organisation. Most of the communication I have about doing university society things is done through facebook messenger for example.
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    (Original post by 713Wave)
    I know TSR is going to go into meltdown because of this question, but...

    So as the title suggests, I don't have Facebook (FB) or Twitter. I'm in uni, and people say having both of these makes life convenient.

    I didn't get either of these because in my second day of high school, people who didn't have these forms of social media were mocked with a silly joke (that went along the lines of: 'whats the big deal, Facebook is only a picture of your face in-front of a book, cant believe you haven't done this you idiot' - all said in a sarcastic tone).
    This put me off the idea of getting both FB and twitter.

    But, from your experiences should I get them?????
    Facebook can be very useful at uni when you're part of societies and things, it's where you find out what events are going on across campus.
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    I believe 04MR17 can provide some insight or direct you to his blog... if I remember correctly
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    I actually forgot about that blog.:hide:
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Facebook can be very useful at uni when you're part of societies and things, it's where you find out what events are going on across campus.
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    I actually forgot about that blog.:hide:
    :hugs: I was just casualky reminding you
 
 
 
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