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At what point of life you realised social media is just a waste of time?
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>>52617587
Today. It was literally today.
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>>52617587

From its inception. I've never had a 'social media' account.
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>>52617587
Joke's on you, I never thought differently.
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>>52617587
>>52617600
/g/ is some kind of form of social media too, I believe

Not that /g/ would be a waste of time though
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>>52617606
this to be straight kinship
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I always did , my antisocialness saved my ass.
Also visiting here talking to you guys (my only friends) doesn't give me the need to get a Snapchat or a kik or go outside.
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About 3 years ago. It took me about 2 years to actually stop using it though.
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since the beginning. I never really understood the logic of social media. When I scroll through an Instagram feed, as an example, I just get this overwhelming thought that every single person is subliminally saying "Look at me, haha oh meeee, Look at what I did today! Wow, would you get a load of ME!? God, someone really needs to notice what I'VE been doing. Ha oh wow! Me!" It's just funny to me.
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at what moment of time you realized ESLs are worst poster of 4chan?
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>>52617587
4 or so years ago when I deleted my first Facebook account. When I deleted my 2nd account I still stood by my conviction.
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>>52617621
Social?
Hardly.
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>>52617705
Do you really speak English so poorly that you can't parse it unless it's written by a native speaker?
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Back when xanga was a big thing.
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end of last year, when i got a job working for a social media company.

realized my life was immersed in the shit.

deleted facebook and instagram.
those were the 2 i used.

now, its only 4chan.
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>>52617587
When was hi5 released?
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>>52617621
I have had more intuitive and insightful conversations with a wall
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>>52618025
That's not what I said. It seems like you're the one with comprehension issues.
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>>52618120
Like 2003 or 2002, I think.
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>>52617587
in 2005 I opened a facebook account and closed it less than 6 months after. Never been back, always refused to. When people ask me why, the answer is always the same : I hate to see how dumb my friends truly are.
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>>52618144
except FB started in 2004 and there was hardly any social network out there before FB
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>>52618162
myspace
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>>52618162
Buddy was being shipped of to Iraq, invited me over to hi5, and it was a new thing. Was off by a year.

>hardly any social network before FB
Nigga, you young.
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>>52618162
xanga
livejournal
geocities blog
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What's the difference between shit posting on 4chin and click bait "10 Dank memes you MUST see" videos on Bookface? Both are just as equally degenerate and damaging to brain cells.
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Around 2008. Haven't had fecesbook or other identifying account anywhere.

I remember when I first got internet back in '98 that the thing you absolutely shouldn't do is give away information that could identify you, it's why we all used weird nicknames on IRC and gaming forums. This hasn't changed for me.
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>>52617587
wait, does 4chin count as social media?
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>>52618276
>back in '98 that the thing you absolutely shouldn't do is give away information that could identify you,
So much this. I wonder at what point did it go from "don't post your name online because the pedos will get you" to everyone photographing their food. And why.
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>>52617621
More like asocial media.
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>>52618298
yeah
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>>52618254
Well neo-/g/ is shit, but old /g/ got me into Gentoo, OpenBSD and Haskell.
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>>52618214
>>52618224
>>52618240
none of these took off
none of these mattered
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>>52618332
epic troll anonymous I'm screencapping for future generations
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>>52618332
The major craze was xanga > myspace > facebook
In that order.
You clearly were still in diapers the early 2000's
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>At what point of life you realised 4chan is just a waste of time?

probably later than I should have
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>>52618332
Move goalposts much?
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>>52618358
Why would you come here for any reason other than to waste time, though
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>>52618355
>xanga
>livejournal
>geocities blog
"""""social networks"""""
Just kill yerserlf senpai btqh
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years ago man, years.
I never cared for most people, they weren't my friends. Why bother having them on facebook or being on facebook at all ?
I don't know how people can stand to use that site without an adblocker, at least most of those micro transaction games have moved into the app store now.

You can't count on most of those people for anything, if anything FB/Twitter/whatever is just another messaging platform.

What irks me a bit is how companies like twitter want it to be some global platform for discussion and then at the same time try to censor shit and tell people which apps they can or cannot use
and now companies like FB are flexing their power through FB bascis, which of course gives people in poor india free internet, and by internet I mean FB + whatever FB allows..
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>>52618390
Because you and that anon are being silly.

4chan is as much a social media platform as e-mail and profiles.
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>>52618397
Livejournal was 100% a social network from the getgo and Xanga rapidly transitioned into one
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>>52618397
They were all social networks you illiterate fuck
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/g/ is a waste of time.

Facebook it isn't, thanks to it, i can get laid.

So, facebook brings me pussy and /g/ brings me autism.

Facebook > /g/
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>>52617606
This, from day one I thought of it as attention whoring.
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>>52618390
Cause 4chan is my only friend
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>>52618417
>>52618422
THEY ARE FUCKING BLOGS YOU PIECES OF SHIT
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>>52618417
>>52618397
I wold argue that blogging and comment sections were the genesis of most social media platform features.
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>>52617587
Last year, on my birthday.
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>>52618302
2007, when Tumblr came about, MySpace was slowly dying and Facebook really took off. Why? Smartphones, tablets and mobile internet. Thus began the normie invasion and the concentration of many websites into a few major websites that we all know today, with normies obviously comes a lot money because they're retarded and click on any ad or pay for whatever gets advertise to them the most.
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i got rid of my facebook in 2013
i still have a twitter, but i just write dumb shit that pops in my mind for my weird internet friends to laugh at, no real life shit on there

never had any other social media, unless snapchat counts.
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>>52617587
At age of 24.
Every time when I open fb I have to take a deep breath especially now when im involved with work and other people that dont want to take responsibility.
Normies overestimate their power when they are online,somehow they think they can say whatever they want and not reflect on the real world which makes me physically ill.
My heart jump up when I see my inbox showing messages from those people.
This stress cant be good and I cant wait to be over which few more months.
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>>52618437
What is facebook but a glorified blog?
You type shit about your life, you post pictures, you post on other peoples blogs, you post pictures on other peoples blogs.
Is the same exact shit
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>>52618466
So then wordpress === facebook
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>>52617606
This, have literally thought social media is dumb since before Facebook even existed.
Though I will admit I use Twitter to follow some people I like.
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>>52618437
Blogging is social media and as >>52618439 was at least earliest form of it.
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>>52618485
wordpress is a singular blog, each person can download wordpress and make their own site. disconnected from the other wordpress'. How ever livejournal, geocities, xanga all had a centralized hub on a website that you signed up for and were part of their social network.
So no wordpress does not.

Nice try though. Think it through a little more on your rebuttle
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>>52618298
It's just an image board
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>>52618510
Ayy
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>>52618525
>social media = using your real name + face + real friends in a somewhat closed circuit
>blogging = using a nickname + people you will never meet in a open world
just kill your family senpai
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>>52618452
>FB only open to college students initially
>not for normies to begin with

I generally agree with you, after they start chasing money/a larger user base it all goes down hill from there.

>>52618485
social media comes in various degrees.
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>>52618554
this
if you disagree with this you need to eat your babies
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>>52618445
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>>52618554
>nickname
You can do the same shit on FB and twitter. Why do you think fake accounts exist?
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>>52617587
A year ago.
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>>52617587
I Don't use Social Media.
I prefer small forums.
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>>52617605
Yet here you are socializing on a forum dedicated to images
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>>52618600
>I can do what the system is not designed for so it's something else
just kill yourself
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>>52617587
I leave it open to talk to girls but don't scroll because it is cancerous as fuck.

Sometimes you see a nice pic of that hottie chick you wanna fuck but that's pretty much it
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Can we just agree that e-mail and profiles are not social media?
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>>52618554
Maybe now with facebooks global censorship and fascism. But my facebook is not my name, it was a random name i came up with and it still only has a number id to link to my profile. It is deactivated for close to a decade now.
People blog on their own website with their own name and face and have work/ real life friends on there. There are multiple tech blogs like this, with tech insiders.

So nice try yet again.
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>>52618655
>I didn't do what the rest of the people did so my way is as prevalent as theirs
Just eat nigger cum at this point
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>>52618613
>moving goal posts

Can be done, has been done, and is still social content creation. The fake-stevejobs example holds, hell that twitter account been quoted by every media outlet ever when it was still up.
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>>52618298
No, not really, due to the anonymous nature.

However, it is technically 'social', and also technically 'media'.
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>>52618298
Ostensibly no.
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>>52618685
>altering reality so it fits my narrative
cucking my own head : the post
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>>52618683
What you said has no relevance to what i said.
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>>52618727
>I'm right cause I said you weren't
are you a female?
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>>52618808
>only you out of billions of people on facebook didnt use your birth name

Nigga how do you think this is a possibility.
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When I opened Facebook.com and was required to signup with a phone number.
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>>52618827
>website has your real name and other information
>website has your friends and family and how they relate to you
>website has logs of your private conversations
>but your public phone number for security reasons? THAT CROSSES THE LINE
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>>52618312
Dude
That's like
Like
So.
Fucking.
Deep.
DUDE
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>>52617587
Instantly, other than its messaging and organizational ability
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Social media is as much of a waste of time as any other media. But unlike other media, social media has the added benefit of documentation.

years from now, my kids will see how I met their mother because of facebook.
Theyll be able to see the videos ive watched and favorited on youtube.
And they'll be able to see all the shitpost ive made because of twitter and through screencaps I put up on imgur
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>>52619087
>dat image
why did you do that to me anon?
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Like 2011/2012. Nowadays I use it to shitpost and troll liberals through my university confessions page.
>Use tor
>go to submission site (it's not connected to Facebook)
>input shitpost
>admins receive text from me and others in a large excel spreadsheet
>they copy paste a few a day on facebook
>takes about 5-6 days for yours to get posted
>log on Facebook through normal browser
>see meltdown of sjws
>laugh

Facebook is a circlejerk and I'm surprised normies haven't seen this.
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>>52619087
>shitposting with your real name
>not using a different username for each forum/website you're registered on
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>>52619246
>>admins receive text from me and others in a large excel spreadsheet
>they copy paste a few a day on facebook
>takes about 5-6 days for yours to get posted
wat
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I got in touch with an old female workmate and are now dating, so no, it's not a waste of time.

Why must people assume all there's to do on Facebook is watch inane links and clickbait sites?
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>>52617587
The day I realized we're all just going to die one day and it really doesn't attention what I or anyone did the day before
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>>52617587
Right after high school. Too late if you ask me.
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>>52618857
I bet you use a public email service.
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>>52617587
When myspace was still a thing.
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>>52619338
The admins are students at the school and they receive lots of confessions. The delay (5-6 days) is the usual time I've noticed it takes for submissions to get posted.
>submit on 16
>gets posted on 22
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>>52619456
They're probably inputting it mabually, you're giving them too much credit.
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When i was 13 or 14
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>>52619525
Meh. All of my triggering posts have been submitted. They're pretty impartial and only had to start cutting out racist slurs to keep the page open.
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>>52617629
>Also visiting here talking to you guys (my only friends)
>all social media except 4chan is a waste of time
>b-but n-no anon, I learn stuff here! Just last week some anon bullied us into thinking about how much of a waste of time social media is!
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>>52617587
When I was 15 in 2010
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>>52617629
We're not your friend
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>>52619643
open for what?
It's not like it's affiliated with the university. Why would they have to censor controversial content?
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When I first made my facebook page, I was really attention seeking and lonely.
Then a year or so into highschool I made some good friends, but they didn't really use facebook much either, so I no longer needed it.
When I went to college and got new (replacement) friends, I didn't need facebook either.
There was nothing it could really offer me that would prompt me to have an account.
Just call or talk to people. And if you really need to use text, there are many better ways to communicate than through the laggy facebook messaging system.
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>>52617587
Around the 2nd year of use, It was back when farmville and such became a big thing and it was really fucking annoying to use. I just use it to message friends and haven't closed it because people will think i am creep.
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>>52619804
The name for the page had the name of the university (to gain followers easier). University (conservative military state school) never cared nor tried to censor the page.
Well as with everything, the good times have to end. And some retard submitted a confession with the word nigger. Page got locked down. They got the ban lifted and then like 2-3 months later they changed the name to just a nickname for a student at the school. They still keep the racist language ban because alumni visit the page sometimes and there's nothing wrong with conducting yourself with a bit more professionalism.
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>>52617587
A long time ago, but when did you guys realize that 4chan is a waste of time?

I'm using leachblock to reduce my time spent to 50 minutes a day, and not all 5+ hours everyday.
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>>52618355
Bebo
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>>52619990
>not shitposting from work
>not shitposting on the payroll
You guys...
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It is not that bad if you start unfollowing friends that share and like shit. I usually go through the new content in my news feed in about 10 mins
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When your realize your family doesn't want any real contact with and you don't have any real friends. I just Facebook to lie to myself that I'm happy, even though I know that I'm really not.
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>>52617587
from when I made an account
still using them though
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>>52618320
So now you're on Gentoo or *BSD?
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>>52618611
It's an Altai snow patterns forum, get it right
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when facebook girls wouldn't put out
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>>52618611
did you see a registration form anywhere?
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>tfw I remember my edgy fedora phase on MySpace

Oh god please no
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When Facebook replaced Myspace.

I couldn't be arsed to start again.
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>>52617587
I always have known that
4chan is technically social media, but I still use it.
Worse ways to waste my time.
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when myspace died

it was a good thing for me to realize
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I literally just had this thought regarding Snapchat a couple hours ago.
I get something like Facebook, atleast there you can exchange information, have college/organisation pages, make a creator's profile, etc.
But with shit like Instagram or (even worse) Snapchat you can't even do that. It's mindless staring at your phone, not real socialising with human beings, and just a gigantic waste of everyone's time.
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OP is one h*ck of an enlightened individual.
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>>52618430
Yea, I always knew it was stupid, but I played along a little bit for awhile and then gradually stopped using most of it and then quit outright.
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Never used any of them.
Had a yahoo account up till 2002, switched to having a mail and file server at home that year, which I still use.

Did a double take when the cloud became a buzzword, and kicked myself for not having been smart enough to market it.

Anywhoo, I havent missed out on anything of importance.
Bonus is that I dont have a single pic or blog anywhere online, nor forum post, shit or otherwise, which can be traced to me.

=>inb4 NSA knows everything
Yeah, they probably do, but I dont give a shit.

Yeah, so, no, never have, never will.
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>>52618024
it's social for the people autistic and probably can't speak to normal people in a halfway decent way
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>>52617587
Never had an account on any social media site. Well, I do have a Twitter account but not for social media use, just for using a bot.
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>>52618596
Thank senpai, I'm glad there's people I can share this feel to
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Posting on 4chins isn't any less of a waste of time

>normies ree
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>>52617587
When myspace started.
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>>52618332
blogger/blogspot
myspace
youtube
amazon reviews
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>>52617587
you are on 4chan.
a bit ironic no?
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