Is Facebook a waste of time?

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Social Media is indeed a waste of time. It's a fake digital world where a lot of people wear masks. Take the "vacation" photo's for example. Where people just snap their 2 fingers in front of a screen. Or the "10000 likes to cure my cancer" to "Mommy took my xbox and I need 200 likes to get it back". Or be confronted by pictures of a small baby with an open chest surgery picture on it. "This is timmy, he needs a new heart, share his story now." If it was just social media it'd be a lot better. Now it's Social Pressure. I've deleted my facebook because it's horrible, overhyped and unsecure.

The moment Employers started to check people's Facebook accounts instead of their Resume's it became clear that Social Media turned into a psych evil without proper credentials.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mantox
    It is a waste of time !!
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  • Profile picture of the author asa007
    It's depend on how u use it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jasonmills
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      Originally Posted by asa007 View Post

      It's depend on how u use it.
      Definitely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Mazza
    If your talking about spending your whole day on it, then yes, its a waste of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author RayjandG
    Indeed, it depends on how you use it. If you wanted to kill time half an hour is enough. Don’t waste your time scrolling; most of the posts are paid ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Employers don't check facebook "instead" of resumes...

    They check it "in addition to" resumes.

    Big difference.
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  • Spending many hours on facebook doing nothing else that checking posts of friends, watching videos, commenting on useless posts... it's a waste of time.
    But if you wisely use Facebook for marketing your services then it's a good investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author sheenagoyal13
    No, it is useful. it provides best platform to promote any business, website and get quick response.
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    • Profile picture of the author k4wan
      Originally Posted by sheenagoyal13 View Post

      No, it is useful. it provides best platform to promote any business, website and get quick response.
      yeah fb ads is useful for social media marketer..
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  • Profile picture of the author flightlayaway1
    No its not waste of time.if we use it for our business purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author rafiq27ar
    If it is "proper use" it's not a waste of time, if not it is a waste of time!
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  • Profile picture of the author lrs1995
    Depends upon how you use social media. It has both benefits and drawbacks.
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  • Profile picture of the author essmeier
    Funny thing about Facebook - I've got Facebook pages for three different Websites of mine, in three different niches. The newest one is in the MMO niche. Just reviews of products and tips for helping people work from home. That page is relatively new and has no likes. I've run ads to get more likes for the first two pages, but just haven't gotten around to doing so with the MMO page.

    Facebook has been nagging me incessantly to run ads in order to increase my likes and my exposure on that particular page. Yesterday, I finally gave in and set up an ad....which they refused to publish, because...

    ..."Ads for “work from home”, get rich quick and other inaccurate money-making opportunities that offer compensation for little or no investment aren't allowed on Facebook. This includes pyramid schemes or other money-making business models which do not fully explain any product or opportunity that makes a claim of income."

    A couple of thoughts:

    1. That doesn't describe my page or my site at all, so it doesn't really apply.
    2. If my page isn't one for which they will run ads, why are they pestering me to run ads?

    I've yet to find Facebook useful in any way. The only reason I have pages there is because people expect me to have pages there.

    For me, it's just a nuisance.

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  • Profile picture of the author jowoeerose
    Facebook is a very useful tool when you know how to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    I don't believe Facebook or any other social media website is a waste of time. Social media is a great source of traffic, a great way to get yourself noticed and to gin more fans / followers, it's also a great way to build a relationship with your fans, so it's definitely not a waste of time.
    You need to ignore the "10000 likes to cure my cancer" to "Mommy took my xbox and I need 200 likes to get it back", it's not that difficult.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraGenJobs
    The thing about Facebook and other social media is that they are a great tool if you know how to use it.Facebook can be a great source of interesting facts and new knowledge, Twitter is great for sharing information in real time, etc. If you don't like the posts you're seeing on your timeline you can always hide them and prevent them for showing anymore. Social medias are great, but only if you make them that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    Fake Facebook pages are a waste of time.

    But it is so easy to see which are fake and which are not.
    I have 11K followers, all real, and they give me 10K visitors a month on my website.
    And each visitor brings in money!!
    My followers, like, comment, share and interact with my Facebook website.

    So is Facebook a waste of time?
    NO, but doing business with people who offer you likes is a waste of time and money.
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    even the likes you buy, 1/2 are fake. but they still have a good ad platform, very targeted.... you can targeted traffic for pennies if you know how to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author avigau111
    No facebook in not wastage of time.. it is the 2nd most popular method to get free traffic to my websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    Originally Posted by Michael75065 View Post

    Social Media is indeed a waste of time. It's a fake digital world where a lot of people wear masks. Take the "vacation" photo's for example. Where people just snap their 2 fingers in front of a screen. Or the "10000 likes to cure my cancer" to "Mommy took my xbox and I need 200 likes to get it back". Or be confronted by pictures of a small baby with an open chest surgery picture on it. "This is timmy, he needs a new heart, share his story now." If it was just social media it'd be a lot better. Now it's Social Pressure. I've deleted my facebook because it's horrible, overhyped and unsecure.

    The moment Employers started to check people's Facebook accounts instead of their Resume's it became clear that Social Media turned into a psych evil without proper credentials.
    It depends what you're reffering to. If you're using social media like a normal user, to interact with friends and share stuff then I agree with you 100% it's a total waste of time designed to keep your there and loose track of time completely.

    If you're refering to using social media as a lead and traffic generator then I must disagree, it's great for this purpose and if use correctly can grow your business a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author SZ
    For marketing purpose, I find it very very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdlerSEO57
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    I think pages are now a waste of time. Since Facebook began monetizing their pages and making people pay to have their posts seen, you'll get less views with more of an effort (and a dent in your checkbook). Instead I'd opt for Twitter and Pinterest- places where you can directly interact with followers. Keep a Facebook page for good rapport, but not for advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author news2cash
      is Google+ a waste of time? Is twitter a waist of time? The viewpoint to figure out the waist of time starts with the questions:
      Why are you on facebook?
      What are you using facebook for?
      What do you have to share?
      The potential and power of graph search for targeting is very powerful.
      When you get a chance lookup the tool interest Architect and check out the video.
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      • Profile picture of the author iam8iam
        Facebook has more users than population of China. Lucky are those who know how to harness the power of its traffic.
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        • Profile picture of the author Slade556
          Originally Posted by iam8iam View Post

          Facebook has more users than population of China. Lucky are those who know how to harness the power of its traffic.
          Lol! True words spoken like a really wise man! Indeed, IM-ers need these people who waste time on Facebook, they represent traffic and, most important they represent potential buyers!
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  • Profile picture of the author PrettyJenny
    Spending hours on Facebook browsing through everyone's you know and barely know's status updates and photos, yes, it's a waste of time.

    However if you are talking from the point of view of a brand, a company or marketer, Facebook can be a very beneficial communication channels. This huge list of 300 Facebook page case studies, for example, can give you a bucket of ideas about how to leverage Facebook for your business: http://blog.wisemetrics.com/the-big-list-150-facebook-pages-case-studies/
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  • Profile picture of the author Jolly Serath
    Well it depends....Facebook is waste of time for those who are not getting benefit of it...

    But bloggers need Facebook to generate money...
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    • Profile picture of the author tine267
      well as for me.. it is waste of time when you spend your time all day browsing your friends timeline and wanna see their selfies. Lols, But it is also helpful to others whom they are not updated to any news around the world and by facebook and other social media they are aware of what happening nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author shastaarenburg
    If you spend whole day on it then definitely its waste of time. If you use only for business purpose then it turns into good for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      hmm but Facebook have the largest community out there.

      I see most smartphone user 90 percent out there will be browsing Facebook.

      10 percent just surf while I taking public transport and take a peek what's other are doing on their smartphone.
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  • I love Facebook, Makes me lots of money. Don't use it for personal stuff no more though.

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  • Profile picture of the author kilgore
    Possibly...

    But the real question is this:

    Is discussing whether Facebook is a waste of time a waste of time?
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  • Profile picture of the author longseo
    If you can earn money from Facebook. Facebook is a goldmine and it does not waste time at all.
    Otherwise, it will be time-consuming.
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  • Profile picture of the author MMMartin
    If you are browsing it all day instead of working, absolute a waste of time. Unless your rich, then just waste all the time you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author tipsmoney
    Its good if you use paid advertising or if you are just popular there with a lot of followers.

    Posting into some marketing groups abour your business is useless.When i started online business i pisted in like 100 money making groups my business, and from all together there were abour 500 000 users but only 300 from all 500 000 visited my site... There are so many people and they are posting so much posts that your post is on top only for like 10 seconds.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPABeyondNetwork
    If you use Facebook in right ways and if you don't use it too much then it's not waste of time. My news feed is full of work/motivational/success.. stuff. I hid all the cr*p.


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  • indeed it's waste of time depends on your social people how they are reacting and faking peoples you have
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  • Profile picture of the author Jasonmills
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    It's depend on how u use it.

    We can keep garbage..
    We can put them to trash..

    We can do both.

    But you should decide it.
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  • Profile picture of the author thereikid
    Used properly its one of the best ways to market and build relationships, the traffic is very high quality and targeted. It allows you to share and people will trust you and buy from you. Used wrongly it is no doubt the worse thing of all time I have seen it destroy families and relationships and make millionaires. The choice is yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisjohn93
    It depends how you use facebook. facebook is one of the best social Media website to get traffic to your website. There are huge number of websites who get a huge traffic to their website like:
    buzzfeed.com, aajtak.com, Huewire - Your #1 News Resource for People of Color
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  • Profile picture of the author anynewsbd
    Its depend on your use policy.
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    • Profile picture of the author limon96
      it obviously depends how u use it.people generally waste time by using these.onthe other hand,some people earn money by using it.one can also communicate with others easily
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  • Profile picture of the author vengateshjujoo
    There is an no doubt.... that there are many reasons to love social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author martworld
    If you know how to use it, then it's a gold. People earn tons of money using facebook, twitter etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author legitNewIncome
    @essmeier saw your other thread and shared with you my experience.

    In Reference to this message:

    "Ads for “work from home”, get rich quick and other inaccurate money-making opportunities that offer compensation for little or no investment aren't allowed on Facebook. This includes pyramid schemes or other money-making business models which do not fully explain any product or opportunity that makes a claim of income."

    A couple of thoughts:

    1. That doesn't describe my page or my site at all, so it doesn't really apply.
    2. If my page isn't one for which they will run ads, why are they pestering me to run ads?
    "

    I have been promoting a solid offer (not the typical IM/MMO offer, get rich quick scheme type of thing). A product I believe in and use, that gives a lot of value to the subscriber, yet FB disapproved the ad.

    I fought with them many times and had my ad running for a while. Then I received this email that my account has been disable for policy violation. Hope it is temporary.

    My advise stay away from convincing them if your ad has been disapproved for the reason you mentioned.

    My two cents.
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