Do you speak to your friends and family less because of Facebook?

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)
  1. mgeorge1050 profile image81
    mgeorge1050posted 4 years ago

    Do you speak to your friends and family less because of Facebook?

    My wife is huge into Facebook, and she is always telling me all the details of her 'friends' daily lives.  The other day I asked her what she actually talks to friends about when they call or visit, and she replied that they don't really speak on the phone anymore.  With Facebook instantly providing all of your 'friends' up to the minute news, do you physically speak to them less, on the phone or in person?

  2. Penny G profile image70
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    No because we don't have one. After all the drama we've seen among family members, feuds, gossip, and hearing about the conversations of what they had to eat for supper, if they're happy, sad, hungry, on and on from our kids,we decided if they want to talk to us, we will accept a text, but any lengthy conversations, call.

    1. mgeorge1050 profile image81
      mgeorge1050posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't understand some folks, putting their whole lives out there for everyone to see.  It sounds like you have come to the same conclusion that I have, Facebook is evil.  Thanks for your answer.

  3. wychic profile image85
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    No, I actually interact with them more. I hate the phone and am often extremely busy, so I never really called anyone before anyway. I still visit whenever I can, but for some people that may mean years before I see them again. Facebook lets me interact with them within my time constraints and still be a part of their lives. My best friend often "visits" me on Skype now, so that might be a way to increase some face time -- she can't afford to come to Wyoming, and I can't go to Florida to see her, so we use what we have.

    One caveat -- I am careful about how many people, and what type of people, I have on my Facebook. I don't "friend" everyone with whom I'm acquainted, and I will "unfriend" for persistent drama, negativity, or just plain being boring. It's not that I mind them posting those on their wall, that's totally their space, it's just that I have no interest in seeing it on my timeline. I see some people with like 800 Facebook friends and it totally swallows up their lives. My own list stays around 150, mostly family members, close friends, classmates and a few clients, as well as a few positive, interesting people I've met in my "internet travels."

    Without Facebook, it's very possible that I'd just stay in my own little world indefinitely without interacting with anyone else at all. I work from home, I'm quite comfortable in my own skin and enjoy my own company, so there's not much push to keep in contact with people. When I know I can "shut off" the socializing whenever I need to or want to, then I don't mind jumping in for 5-10 minutes here and there.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)