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Old 11-15-2012  
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I find myself going onto Facebook and other social networking sites looking up co-worker, acquaintance and old high school classmates' profiles. I feel like I do it as a way of getting to know people without actually having to talk to them, but I feel like such a creeper lol. Does anyone else do this?
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The whole idea behind Facebook is actually way creepy and weird. You're pretty much just eavesdropping on other people's private conversations and pictures. The whole point of Facebook is to show everyone else how much awesome your life is. Every single mundane life event becomes a subject of interest, which you must share with people that you barely know.
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Once upon a time (maybe 5 years ago), I used to do this; I had a crush on a classmate and was obsessed with him, so I check his fb profile and blog everyday for 1-2 years. He rejected me, told me he didn't like me, but I still did it anyways. I also checked out the fb profiles of his sisters, relatives, and friends. Right now typing this, I feel like a creep. Must be the OCD tendency in me. But I don't do this anymore. I got over it. I'm not active on fb anymore.
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Once upon a time (maybe 5 years ago), I used to do this; I had a crush on a classmate and was obsessed with him, so I check his fb profile and blog everyday for 1-2 years. He rejected me, told me he didn't like me, but I still did it anyways. I also checked out the fb profiles of his sisters, relatives, and friends. Right now typing this, I feel like a creep. Must be the OCD tendency in me. But I don't do this anymore. I got over it. I'm not active on fb anymore.
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The whole idea behind Facebook is actually way creepy and weird. You're pretty much just eavesdropping on other people's private conversations and pictures. The whole point of Facebook is to show everyone else how much awesome your life is. Every single mundane life event becomes a subject of interest, which you must share with people that you barely know.
Thats exsactly the way I feel about facebook I feel creepy going on to peoples facebooks and feel like I am encroching on there privacy. I don;t even like to post anything on facebook. I do click the like button but thats about it. I rearly do anything else

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The point of Facebook and the like IS to share information. If people share information, they shouldn't complain about other people gathering it. I personally don't really care about people I don't know, but still... "stalking" was once a term used to describe a person, that constantly follows a person in real life. Looking at a profile on the web is something completley different. Especially sine the profile was put there, and set to public, voluntarily.
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I check FB when I'm in a mood for a boost, such as, when bored, with nothing to do, less than each month. I see more value in people's news rather than global crises of any type.

I warn myself that when I check, it'll either be boring, with nothing new to see, or, when there is anything nice, such as a holiday, new children, anything positive will send me into a deep misery while I do feel good for all the people I know, same age or older, who smile, and gutted how bad I feel about myself when I see their celebrations or improvements
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Thats exsactly the way I feel about facebook I feel creepy going on to peoples facebooks and feel like I am encroching on there privacy. I don;t even like to post anything on facebook. I do click the like button but thats about it. I rearly do anything else
Me too. I feel like I'm entering some super private space that I'm not supposed to enter. I always feel guilty after checking someones's FB. But then again, if their profile is open for all to see , I guess they really don't mind/care people stalking them.
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The point of Facebook and the like IS to share information. If people share information, they shouldn't complain about other people gathering it. I personally don't really care about people I don't know, but still... "stalking" was once a term used to describe a person, that constantly follows a person in real life. Looking at a profile on the web is something completley different. Especially since the profile was put there, and set to public, voluntarily.
Well said. Btw I donīt think the "whole purpose of FB is to show everyone how awesome your life is". There are surely people who do it but not all of them, many just like to share information, interesting things or news.
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Everybody does it Creeps and non-creeps

I don't think it's showing off. Sharing info about your life is what we do.

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