I do. I have 42 "friends" on there. Most of them are atheists. Some family friends, one ex, one rude "friend," one who never posts but one meme every 2 months, etc... Facebook seems more of a hassle to me. I only keep it to read athesits' articles and science articles. Along with the local news.
My Messenger is always dry. One friend talks for 3 minutes once a week, (the too truthful one) I have my ignorant ex on there, (nothing intelligent to talk about with him that he would understand), a friend whom is in the Air Force and works nights, (hardly a conversation there), one mom friend working 3 jobs and has no time to talk, a Christian friend whom never checks or answers messages, and my bosses. So you see why I am on here more and don't really have friends? I would love to get rid of both, but my bosses need to get ahold of me. So, I just quit Facebook after my innocent post got trashed. (Another post on here)
Facebook still has its uses for me. I have friends all over the place and it's a good way to keep in touch with them. I belong to a community with a particular interest (Balkan folk
music) on there, and only a very few of those community members live where I do. That said, I seem to be spending more time here than there these days. I couldn't get the kind of conversations from posts that I'm getting here. I have NEVER used Facebook for work. My clients are businesses and that's not where they would find me anyway.
Not really. I think Facebook is used in different ways by different people. Apart from the obvious that younger members use it differently when compared to the older members, there's also geographical differences.
For example, hardly anyone in AUS (or to be more precise, hardly anyone in my Facebook list who are Australian - but I can almost guarantee that it is hardly anyone in AUS)...
Hardly anyone in AUS use Facebook as a source of news like how Facebook has been reported to be a main source of news in the U.S. by the U.S. media. I really doubt Australians would ever rely on Facebook posts to determine our political landscape.
My Facebook friends use Facebook for keeping in contact with others. The contact could be as fleeting as a like on a post, or an upload of a family photo, or more direct as organising an event, or more involved as a conversation.
I actually don't believe in the notion that social media has made us more disconnected. I believe in the opposite. Social media has made us more connected and with more people. (By the way, there is a science of the upper limits of human contact which states that we can't efficiently keep more than about 150. But I digress. Back to the point.)
It really depends on how one uses Facebook. For example, if Facebook is the only medium of a person's communication with others, then Facebook would cause that person to be more disconnected with others due to the "crash" that happen after that instant-dopamine hit from a like, comment or chat, etc. - especially if those don't convert to more meaningful connections.
But if Facebook complements a person's contacts - allowing them to stay connected with more people than their immediate in-real-life circle of friends and family, then, Facebook is a connectivity tool.
For me, I don't think Facebook is redundant. But, of course, because we are all different people, Facebook may be redundant for others. I certainly have friends who are not on Facebook and friends who are on Facebook but are not active.
I still love facebook, mostly to talk with my friends on messanger and belong to groups that I need. Im not one to post selfies or memes or let the world know what I am up to everyday. Only if something exciting happens.
I follow my favourite bands,The SPCA, a few funny groups, and at the moment I love National Geographic especially when the do Safari Live.
A have a few Christian friends that are always asking for everyone to pray for them, but they live in the States, and I just need them there for various reasons. A lot of my friends are Muslim, though they don't preach, Most of my other friends are just not religious, don't even talk about it.
Also my Mother is on there so I have to behave lol.
No. I am a musician and belong to a few musician groups and enjoy posting my music and hearing theirs and we offer each other constructive criticism and have even done some on line collaborations. I can keep in contact with my local music community, where people are playing. I can hear them even when not there. Also, I have moved great distances a few times in my life and it keeps me in contact with friends and family, even ones I have never spoken to on the phone but we message each other. I have reconnected with people from my youth and even gone and visited a small handful of them and rebuilt our friendships. I find facebook is a valuable tool for me.
I've relocated many times over the course of years, and Facebook was great in that I was able to reconnect with old friends I hadn't seen in years. None of them are on this site and few would join. I think FB is way overrated, mostly a waste of time, some people are almost addicted to it, BUT I appreciate that I can look up and connect with just about anyone when I want to. So I don't 'look' for new friends on FB (I guess that is what I'm actively doing here) but use it instead to maintain communication in a social arena with current friends.