My Least Favorite Social Media App #BookBloggerHop #coffeeramblings

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

What is your least favorite social media app and why?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

This is an easy question for me to answer. Hands down, it’s Facebook because it is the only social media account I have that’s personal and not associated with the blog. I have to deal with all sorts of craziness from my family on Facebook – things like my sweet 91-year-old grandmother feeling slighted if I don’t do certain things – I guess such as like one of her posts, which are often political posts that she shared from someone else 🤨. In the past, my 65-year-old mother used it to fuss and argue with me through posts and private messages rather than call and talk to me. And I could go on and on about all the fun my family is on Facebook. So, that is why Facebook is my least favorite social media app 😇.

Which is your least favorite social media app?

39 Replies to “My Least Favorite Social Media App #BookBloggerHop #coffeeramblings”

  1. I loathe all forms of social media, but, of the lot of the, probably prefer Facebook the most, for the same reason you dislike it: family. My family knows I’m not really active on it, but it’s a good way for me to keep up with some aunts and sister-in-law, especially when everyone seems to be moving further away. Otherwise I’m constantly thinking of getting rid of all social media for my blog.

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    1. That’s exactly why I started my FB account. As an adult, I’ve never lived close to my family and it was an excellent way for them to see pictures of my girls and find out any family news.

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    1. I’m with you! I rarely check FB anymore, so I’ve been contemplating just deleting it. And, I agree, the bookish community is wonderful on social media and everywhere else. 🤗❤️🤗

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  2. I have used Facebook a lot less in the last few months. It is an opinionated site where people think they can say anything and not be responsible for it. Someone will post a bit of their writing, only for it to be shot down in flames by total strangers. Not only that, they will say cruel things in general. I’m not saying everyone is horrible on there. I’ve often wondered why they think it is a private place to leave comments. I feel people do need to think before they post. Negativity is not needed in my life. I rarely use Facebook now and Twitter is a much friendlier place to be.

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    1. I totally agree. The detachedness people feel when posting is just awful. They just say anything that comes to mind without any kind of filter.

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  3. I made a facebook account mostly because it’s connected to so many other websites – which, if you think about it, is kinda scary. I don’t really use facebook because I don’t really have a reason for it and I can’t really think of a reason why I should suddenly start.
    I have kinda grown to dislike Instagram because, let’s be honest, it’s just so bad for your mental health. Always seeing what other people have that you don’t have and thinking that other people’s lives are so much greater than yours….even when you consciously know that it’s not true! – is just so exhausting and bad. I don’t scroll through it anymore and I really feel better for it. 🙂

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  4. I don’t like Facebook but not for family reasons like you. I don’t like it because of the way the algorithm works and I find it really boring now because it show s me what it wants me to see rather than what I want to see. I used to spend hours on it years ago, but now I just pop in a few times a day to see if I have any messages, I use it via my PC rather than the app.

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    1. Yeah, Facebook, in general, has turned very bad over the years for that. It started so simply, but I guess money and people changed everything as time progressed.

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  5. Facebook as I faced racism for the first time there. I was reported as a Muslim terrorist by a book group after Manchester bombing 4 years ago, it was a horrible time

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  6. I’m not really a fan of any social media. I use it for business, of course, and I keep in touch with some family and friends out of necessity, but I’d happily get rid of all my platforms if it was practical to do so. It’s impersonal and often full of vitriol. I’d rather meet friends in person for a cup of coffee and catch up face to face. But given how many people I touch base with daily, that’s a LOT of coffee. Even for me!

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    1. The only reason I haven’t deleted my Facebook account is because it allows me to stay in touch with friends who are no longer close enough to have coffee with.

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  7. I have a personal FB page and an author page. I’ve neglected both lately, but am more active on the author page. I’ve had to mute some of my own relatives on my personal page.

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  8. I don’t use a lot of social media, but I have begun to stay away from Facebook more lately. I began using it to connect with out of town friends and family and keep up with them via pictures etc. but there is so much political, ranting and stuff I just get frustrated with, that I go on less and less nowadays.

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    1. I’m exactly the same. I moved away from my hometown with college and never came back, so FB was a great way of reconnecting and sharing photos of my girls. But the ranting has gotten disturbing and disheartening in the last few years.

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  9. Mine would be my facebook too, lol. I only have it still to stay connected with family and share photos of my daughter with them without having to text everyone.

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    1. That’s exactly why I started using it too. I live no where near my family, so it was an easy way to share those precious moments. ❤️

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  10. I loathe Facebook and am only on there for family, close friends and former colleagues and schoolmates. My settings prevent anyone who’s not a friend from seeing my posts so I don’t get crazy stuff and my friends aren’t politically nutty. I also declared my page as a politically free zone and you wouldn’t believe how many of my friends declared the same thing.

    I’m really sorry you have to bear all that negativity, Tessa. It burdens the spirit.

    I despise everything Mark Zuckerburg has spawned and if I ever find a solution that I could convince everyone to join, I would. He’s a toxic businessman.

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    1. There are so many problems with social media; it’s crazy. The damage I see it do to middle school and high school students (and even adults)- I can’t even begin to tell you. I wish I knew the answer, but it feels like the genie is out of the bottle, and we can not catch him to put him back where we all are better off. I really want to put him back in that bottle.

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  11. I hated Facebook the moment I got it back in 2003. All I saw were pictures of people in my classes having a good time together, and they didn’t invite me. Later, when family got on there, these various sides of people I’ve known and loved came out, and I realized I was starting to dislike some family members. Some former professors and classmates, too. They don’t behave that way in person, so I’m wondering where this is coming from. Online bravery, I suppose. I started working at a community theater, and my manager pushed me into using my personal FB to connect to volunteers, so I was overrun with people asking me things about plays and auditions, and I didn’t like that. I deleted my Facebook a few years ago and have been so happy since. People talk about what you’ll miss out on. You know what the answer is? It’s nothing; and if anything in your family does happen, someone will tell you if it’s worth knowing. I love Twitter because I follow loads of horror fans on there, and I get a kick out of the gif trains and polls and discussions they do. Then, there are those random fun moments, like the lead singer of The Spin Doctors likes one of your Tweets and you’re in holy 90s heaven.

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  12. I do like Facebook but only use it for joining author groups and catching up on book chat. I don’t connect with friends or family on there and as a teacher I have my privacy settings set high so that I’m not easy to find.

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    1. As a school counselor, I do too. Those kids like to cyber stalk and try to friend you, which is totally unethical if you are a counselor.

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  13. I’m not on it, I am only on Twitter and Instagram. It annoys me how people assume I know things that happened to them ‘because it’s on Facebook’.

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  14. I totally agree! That’s exactly why I like Facebook less. I even find myself in my own book group less than other social places. It’s just so much drama over on FB most of the time and too personal I find.

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  15. Oh no! Facebook for blogs is basically a sunk ship (it was sinking but now its gone!) I dont have a personal FB because it was too much drama so I deleted my account quite a few years ago!

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