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    Autumnrose
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    @essie sadly I think we all go through those type of people.

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    SpaceySteph
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    I definitely do put a lot of people on the unfollow setting. Then if I really want to peek in on their life I can search for them and we are still friends.

    But as for Instagram.. what is it for if not to share pictures of your daily life? I kinda thought that was the point.

    Honestly, though, if you hate it so much, just deactivate your account. You can even do it temporarily as a test run and see in a month how you feel.

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    Kate

    I like the Stories feature on Insta (I quit FB a long time ago) because I can post whatever dumb shit and it goes away in 24 hours. People can look at it or not, their choice. I wish more people would use it, instead of say, posting 16 pictures all at once of their meal at a nice restaurant. It’s good for kid stuff too, I think. Then it’s not up there permanently.

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    TheHizzy

    I run social media for my box, otherwise I think I’d be off facebook. I enjoy insta a lot more. My friends are all having babies and I legit enjoy seeing those adorable baby photos and how my friends have grown. And Kate’s fancy drinks too.

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    Kate

    I have to get some new drinks on there. The other night I had this 5-gallon aperol spritz, and I realized I already have aperol spritzes from that same restaurant on my finsta. I’ll go bananas this weekend!

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    Copa
    Copa
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    @thehizzy I was perusing Kate’s finstah just now and recognized your username from MFP. Will you be creeped out if I add you on Instagram? 🙂

    Also, I must confess: I started an IG account for my dog because he’s all I want to post pictures of. (I wonder if this is how parents feel, haha.) I tell myself it’s not annoying because people can “opt in” to looking at his handsome floofer face, but I know I’m just a crazy dog owner.

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    Kate

    It’s not weird, it’s smart! A few years ago, our apartment complex had a cute pet contest, with votes on FB, and the dog that won was this Samoyed with his own Instagram. His followers all voted for him. My dog came in second. I think I posted it on here and people voted.

    Did you notice my blow-dries, Copa?

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    Copa
    Copa
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    I have been admiring what I can see of your hair, Kate!

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    Rangerchic
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    I had to unfollow several people on FB. And I’m getting ready to unfollow another for posting drama, drama, drama and if it isn’t drama, it’s sharing all this supposedly inspirational shit. I think this person is trying to make herself feel better, but posting stuff on FB, inspirational or not, is not the way to do it. Oh and one family member who asks for money…over FB!

    I mostly use it to keep up with family since i moved away and to follow stuff about the new area we moved to…to learn about events and such.
    Don’t have IG but am thinking about getting it.

    #738305 Reply

    Haha, I don’t have friends who are in the baby-making age range anymore. My age group tends to lean towards pics of grandchildren, high school & college aged kids. I don’t mind that so much cause I like seeing the kids grow up and go off to college.

    I do hate those people who send a million requests to try a new game. Nope, if you send me one more Farmville request–you’re dead to me.

    I also hate those people who post/repost deep quotes about life, love, and success when I know that 1) they’re not that deep 2) they’re in a shitty relationship and have been for years 3) they are in no way successful. They’ve been working the same barely-above-minimum-wage-job for the past 15 years.

    I generally log into FB every couple of months, scroll through the pictures and hit ‘like’ a couple of times, then I’m out.

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    bagge72
    bagge72
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    Yeah I had to unfollow my dad, he literally posts 50 times a day, because he is sharing everything that somebody else post, and it is all at one time when he gets home from work. I’ve had to do this with a lot of people so I can stay friends with them in real life. I do keep two people on there that I hate, because they post everything that happens in their life, and it’s always stupid or bad shit, and this is bad, but it just makes me happy. So people shouldn’t share every bit of their lives, but facebook has made it really easy for me to not have to see it.
    Now the problem I’m having is this guy I used to be best friends with in High School but haven’t talked to him since, all of the sudden he shows up on facebook and contacts me just to tell me how shitty his life is. First day on there he sends me and IM, and I though it was going to be ok, but asked if I was married, so I told him about my wife and daughter, and his response was “I’m getting married to a fuckin wheelchair. No god dam guy like me, I shit u not I’m a very sick man, I never found love” Great you should have led with that. Now he IM’s me on there all hours of the day, and if I don’t respond right away he gets pissed.

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    bagge72
    bagge72
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    happypets on instagram is great, as well as basset.brothers.

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