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  1. rellyrellz's Avatar
    After watching the video with Famke Janssen who uses just a bb curve, doesn't have a tv and is "old school" when it comes to tech, I wonder anyone here just like to keep it simple. Just a phone for calls/text/email and nothing more? No social apps, no tablet...maybe not even a tv?

    I personally would like to keep it simple when goes to phones but I'm caught in the internet/Instagram/twitter abyss and cannot make it out lol.
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    07-27-14 04:18 PM
  2. Fistmaster's Avatar
    This is actually a 5k thread!

    Well, let us be open and brutal honest here!

    I tried to cancel my FB. After 1 day I couldn't resist and logged back again. It is hard.

    But the idea is fascinating! Think about it. When all the "zombies" are asking you if you are on FB and you say no, they will look at you like you are a serial killer.

    But I do like the idea. No TV, no game console, no social media apps. No distraction! How amazing this is!

    Just you, you old school BB, your books and and a sense of Zen! It is what I call luxury!

    I am constantly thinking about that! Not a hardcore hiatus. But a light version of todays distractions and ordered connectivity.

    Like you stated: Just your Bold with eMails, phone and SMS. No social Media, no Whatsapp, nothing. I must think about the TV though. I love watching good flicks and sports sometimes.

    But please answer back. I am very interested about this topic. Because this is not for the weak minded "zombies" who can't live without their 1000 Facebook friends and the vision being "out" when they don't have their 24/7 accessibility.

    It is hard but not impossible. I have seen myself constantly checking FB posts, crackberry, etc. or the fact that you are 24 hours reachable for the audiences.

    I will check out the video though. Sounds interesting.
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    07-27-14 04:32 PM
  3. Kurdis Blough's Avatar
    I don't have cable. I don't have any social media accounts, only zombie G+ for login/ posting on occasion.

    I hardly ever make long personal calls except for business. Usually I text or email, no whatsapp or Snapchat just plain SMS/ MMS via hangouts.

    I cannot function without a data connection. My smartphone is an always on data connection. It's replaced my laptop, my Xbox, my camera, trips to the bank, paying bills in person, shopping in stores, newspapers/ magazines.
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    07-27-14 04:56 PM
  4. Fistmaster's Avatar
    I don't have cable. I don't have any social media accounts, only zombie G+ for login/ posting on occasion.

    I hardly ever make long personal calls except for business. Usually I text or email, no whatsapp or Snapchat just plain SMS/ MMS via hangouts.

    I cannot function without a data connection. My smartphone is an always on data connection. It's replaced my laptop, my Xbox, my camera, trips to the bank, paying bills in person, shopping in stores, newspapers/ magazines.
    Fine post and very interesting!

    I respect people who ditched TV! Sometimes you really lose time when there is sport or movies on PayTV. Kudos to that!

    May I ask, in times where people have flat rates and loves to talk very long on the phone, how you manage that with your family, friends or spouse? "Sorry honey, keep it short please. Time is business!" ??? I find that also interesting since I find myself also in a situation where I get angry when people talk very long on the phone.

    I will think about what the lady in the video said: "It is my personality!" Think about it! How cool is that? I will serious consider to give it a second try. No more FB or whatsapp. Just plain and simple call/eMail/SMS.

    You really spend a lot of time with that FB/whatsapp stuff. And actually it is not the way my personality is. I get soaked into the vortex, like she said
    07-27-14 05:28 PM
  5. riss89's Avatar
    After watching the video with Famke Janssen who uses just a bb curve, doesn't have a tv and is "old school" when it comes to tech, I wonder anyone here just like to keep it simple. Just a phone for calls/text/email and nothing more? No social apps, no tablet...maybe not even a tv?

    I personally would like to keep it simple when goes to phones but I'm caught in the internet/Instagram/twitter abyss and cannot make it out lol.
    Cool thread:-). I can appreciate her lifestyle and even have a level of admiration for it. Personally I don't have any social networking profiles (not including Crackberry, not sure if it's considered one or not). Some people find that so odd, I presume mostly because of my age- 24. I joined Crackberry a few months ago to get more insight and support for the legacy device I had at the time and to stay in the know on Blackberry's survival as a company. I've always used my phone for communication and self-organization. There's beauty in simplicity. And being an 80s baby I can recall times people actually called each other to talk on the phone and I remember the taking over texting, MySpace's intro to the world, the taking over of the internet. Now news channels and politicians are hashtagging and tweeting. I began to notice the depreciation of face-to-face human interaction and one's own privacy with constant status updates. Technology is great but it's so easy to let it transform from a bridge that connects us to the rest of the world into a wall that replaces our interpersonal relationships with convenience of communicating virtually


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    07-27-14 05:45 PM
  6. Fistmaster's Avatar
    Cool thread:-). I can appreciate her lifestyle and even have a level of admiration for it. Personally I don't have any social networking profiles (not including Crackberry, not sure if it's considered one or not). Some people find that so odd, I presume mostly because of my age- 24. I joined Crackberry a few months ago to get more insight and support for the legacy device I had at the time and to stay in the know on Blackberry's survival as a company. I've always used my phone for communication and self-organization. There's beauty in simplicity. And being an 80s baby I can recall times people actually called each other to talk on the phone and I remember the taking over texting, MySpace's intro to the world, the taking over of the internet. Now news channels and politicians are hashtagging and tweeting. I began to notice the depreciation of face-to-face human interaction and one's own privacy with constant status updates. Technology is great but it's so easy to let it transform from a bridge that connects us to the rest of the world into a wall that replaces our interpersonal relationships with convenience of communicating virtually


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    What a cool post! It really spoke out what I think nowadays about that issue, nobody wants to admit!

    I am also a 80s kid and absolutely agree here. Would be cool if Gentlemen Austriker or Slagman5 would post their opinion about that, since they make great posts here at CB.

    Anyway, tho shred really made my decision to cut off FB and whatsapp. I hope to not get distracted by them. The more I think about that, the happier I get!

    Remember when Twitter and Facebook were fun? I guess it was 2008 or 2009. Now, every politician and C-celebutard are posting their "insights" and stuff no world needs. Who I am then?

    A 1 to 1 talk, wether on the phone or personally is something I prefer. People cummincate via FB instead of real talks. I am fine with that! It is the time we live in. I respect that! But I don't wanna change into that. Thats why I like this video from that nice lady.
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    07-27-14 05:56 PM
  7. analivia's Avatar
    i am also satisfied juts by having an ohne nothing more or mothing less than that guys
    07-27-14 06:20 PM
  8. Fistmaster's Avatar
    i am also satisfied juts by having an ohne nothing more or mothing less than that guys
    ???
    07-27-14 06:22 PM
  9. BB_Wally's Avatar
    I got rid of cable TV a long time ago. Don't miss it at all. I would miss my phone, that I would never get rid of.
    07-27-14 06:32 PM
  10. rellyrellz's Avatar
    I deleted my FB earlier this year to kind of delete myself off the web. I'm addicted to IG and trying to ween myself off. I'm also an 80s baby. So I remember calling people on house phones and hoping their parents wouldn't pick up lol. I use twitter as a news feed for my football team and sport/ Motorsport updates so I'm cool with twitter. I just want to go with a simple phone and maybe an ipod for music and only music!. I find myself spending hours on top of hours just face to face with my iPad Air. I feel I waste so much time but I just can't lift myself away lol only time I watch tv is for football, Moto GP and now F1 racing that's it! No tv series or reality show because I don't want to get caught in the endless spiral of " what happens next episode".
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    07-27-14 06:34 PM
  11. Fistmaster's Avatar
    I deleted my FB earlier this year to kind of delete myself off the web. I'm addicted to IG and trying to ween myself off. I'm also an 80s baby. So I remember calling people on house phones and hoping their parents wouldn't pick up lol. I use twitter as a news feed for my football team and sport/ Motorsport updates so I'm cool with twitter. I just want to go with a simple phone and maybe an ipod for music and only music!. I find myself spending hours on top of hours just face to face with my iPad Air. I feel I waste so much time but I just can't lift myself away lol only time I watch tv is for football, Moto GP and now F1 racing that's it! No tv series or reality show because I don't want to get caught in the endless spiral of " what happens next episode".
    Wow! The thread worth has risen from 5k to 10k already!

    Fine to see true and genuine 80's gentlemen here. We were born with He-man and saturday morning cartoons. Hell, I also remember when I called my friends or girls, I hoped not to speak with the parents ! Remember these days?

    Guess what! Due to that great thread I just deleted my Facebook account! The reaction nowadays to give to people is hitting the "like"-button when your "friends" post photos. How pathetic. This is not me and I am not fine that friendships should be reduced by that?

    "Why having conversations or call? HAvent you seen my picture or post on my Facebook?" No chance in hell. I really like the lifestyle this lady has. Someone should the video here, please!

    Next step is quitting whatsapp. I have my BBM (just 2 contacts) and SMS.

    I have a vision. Hope that doesn't sound arrogant! But if friend really wanna value my friendship, they should do the work. if you wanna look or search someone, the first step is: "She/He is on FB. And later, lets check his profile pic on whatsapp. I have her/his number" Not with me. I

    I am not that important. But you can find me or hook up with me via Email, SMS or just call me. No sneaking/stalking or writing over FB. Hell, that sounds good.

    I also feel myself spending too much time on Facebook. At the beginning it really was a friends island. The last 2 or 3 years I used it to read the news/sports stream. Thats it! It changed completely in my view. As as someone stated it online: "The problem with social media is that it's designed to give shallow insecure narcissists a platform to showcase how they perceive their world."

    Only problem is: I enjoyed reading the news stream of business/tech and sports streams on Facebook. I guess thats history now.
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    07-27-14 06:51 PM
  12. Fistmaster's Avatar
    On a sidenote.

    here is a very well written article what I mean:

    Why I'm Quitting Facebook & I Think You Will Too
    07-27-14 06:54 PM
  13. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I can't do that. I don't watch much tv because I watched all my show/movies on my Laptop. But I do need a tv to play with my xbox. Basically, I need a phone, laptop and a console.

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    07-27-14 07:32 PM
  14. Fistmaster's Avatar
    I can't do that. I don't watch much tv because I watched all my show/movies on my Laptop. But I do need a tv to play with my xbox. Basically, I need a phone, laptop and a console.

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    I always wonder about people who really can enjoy a movie on their laptop. How do you manage that?

    I love to keep thing separated. No mixing. Means: When I wanna play video games, I use my PlayStation. No tablet or pathetic glass slab / tablet!

    Movies/ sports? Of course on my 60" TV. There is no better comfort. But each to his needs of course.
    07-27-14 07:48 PM
  15. dangerousfen's Avatar
    I was born in 1947 and can't stop using FB. But I truly understand where you're coming from. Hate TV, it's just crap now, no quality at all.

    I still run my own business and rely on email and phone calls only.

    Don't use any other IM's apart from Viber, and that's only to talk to my friend far away in the Philippines.

    You have made me think guys.

    "Z30 STA100-2 UK" Get's a Ten from Fen.
    Last edited by dangerousfen; 07-27-14 at 08:44 PM.
    07-27-14 08:33 PM
  16. North60's Avatar
    Considering this essentially my first phone I am more than satisfied. As a bonus it even allows me mobile data and seeing as how I have no cable or even dialup I'm enjoying texting and the occasional forum post. I never will go anywhere near fb and sorta' distrust the whole social media scene altogether - some folks are just more private than others I suppose.

    I tune into the Vinyl Cafe and As it Happens on the radio when I can and otherwise I have a nice collection of movies for the flat screen.

    My projects and hobbies don't require much tech and certainly not a smart phone so this Curve is a luxury that certainly helps the phone bill with unlimited calling and texting.

    Anyway - nice to share with a thread in common

    Cheers!

    *rss news feeds are a great invention
    Last edited by North60; 07-27-14 at 11:04 PM. Reason: additional info.
    07-27-14 09:15 PM
  17. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I always wonder about people who really can enjoy a movie on their laptop. How do you manage that?
    It's quite easy. With my laptop, I can watch the movies up close and bring it anywhere with me, unlike a tv. The sound quality is really good when it's right up to your face lol

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    07-27-14 09:18 PM
  18. ghundiraj's Avatar
    Just a phone for calls/text/email and nothing more? No social apps, no tablet...maybe not even a tv?
    I deleted WhatsApp and got rid of Facebook last year in November.
    As a rule, I don't watch TV (because of the drama) but download all the shows that I want to watch without interruptions.
    I read the news on google every morning and then again every night before bed,

    We have an XBOX 360 and a Wii in the house that my niece and nephew use.
    The only thing I cannot do is get rid of my internet
    I do have multiple PlayBooks in the house but they're all mostly used for media consumption....

    LP&HG
    07-27-14 10:33 PM
  19. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    I don't do social, it's silly for me, no FB ,no Instagram ,no anything, I once found my contact information being posted on Google, somehow, I wrote and threatened litigation and it was removed forthwith. I have no desire to be on the net. I do use cable/dish . My communication is mainly through calls, BBM, emails. All done securely and privately. I cannot ever understand what would drive someone to take photos of their dinners and post it on any social media channels. Tweeting is also not my thing. I wonder if those who do this, really would have anything to say to others in a face to face social setting. I would guess that there would be nothing to talk about. Maybe I'm old!

    Posted via CB10
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    07-27-14 10:44 PM
  20. Fistmaster's Avatar
    I do have Cable. Well, I love to pay a premium, since you only got crap these days on TV. I am just a movie buff and love also too see football and F1. Period. No reality or celebutard TV. Plain flics and sports without commercials.

    I love to make my stuff and listen to Jazz Radio or Classical Radio. Like I did in the 2000's. It still works.

    Like the lady said in the video: You got into the vortex!
    You lose the feeling of time. So I love to switch off the TV.

    Now no FB. Next is Whatsapp. I feel better. Because I love feeling being "unplugged".

    Since 3 days I read books again. Yes, I bought sod many good in my life, that I didn't read. I switched off the TV and just started and it felt good. Other than that, I would have just watched some time wasting stuff on TV.

    I really love this idea.
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    07-28-14 06:00 AM
  21. k_a_s_m_i_t_h's Avatar
    I don't use Facebook, Twitter, instagram or any of that. BBM is my only "social" connection.



    Posted via CB10
    07-28-14 06:20 AM
  22. Oglon3r's Avatar
    After watching the video with Famke Janssen who uses just a bb curve, doesn't have a tv and is "old school" when it comes to tech, I wonder anyone here just like to keep it simple. Just a phone for calls/text/email and nothing more? No social apps, no tablet...maybe not even a tv?

    I personally would like to keep it simple when goes to phones but I'm caught in the internet/Instagram/twitter abyss and cannot make it out lol.
    I was applying at this non-profit as an outreach specialist and so long story short, a couple of weeks after my wonderful interview I asked my friend why wasn't I chosen for the position. What she told me was extremely surprising.
    "They couldn't find your Facebook and to them that is a sign of trouble. Bla blah anti-social behavior, not a team player blah blah."

    Honestly I turned it off for a month just for ****s and giggles and this happens. What makes the whole experience distressing is the fact that people pretty much put you in the category of probable serial killer, if you don't use social media. I eventually open my Facebook back simply because I needed a business fan page and it seems I am now there to stay.

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    07-28-14 06:59 AM
  23. SunshineStateFlyer's Avatar
    I'm gonna be honest here. It is unthinkable for me to have a phone without extensive internet capacities.

    I don't always have a notebook with me but I often need to look things up, make a reservation, place an order, google something, contact someone on facebook, linkedin, e-mail - you name it. Besides that, I like to have access to my online stored pictures or other stuff constantly.

    So, having a dumb phone is possible, but the amount of people using one is rapidly on the decline and it is definitely not contemporary.

    We're living in the year of 2014 and things are just developing like that. Everything else is a denial of the present and sometimes pure nostalgia.

    I do understand that someone might choose this way of life, but I definitely wouldn't.
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    07-28-14 07:45 AM
  24. Fistmaster's Avatar
    I was applying at this non-profit as an outreach specialist and so long story short, a couple of weeks after my wonderful interview I asked my friend why wasn't I chosen for the position. What she told me was extremely surprising.
    "They couldn't find your Facebook and to them that is a sign of trouble. Bla blah anti-social behavior, not a team player blah blah."

    Honestly I turned it off for a month just for ****s and giggles and this happens. What makes the whole experience distressing is the fact that people pretty much put you in the category of probable serial killer, if you don't use social media. I eventually open my Facebook back simply because I needed a business fan page and it seems I am now there to stay.

    Posted via z30 STA100-5 the only high end business device on the market
    Lol. Honestly, I wouldn't work at these places. Weak political correct lefties here. So you gotta be a good sheeple and say "yes" and fake a smile everyday to get this job? No thanks. When your work abilities are stated if you have a FB page or not, it is time to say "no". Well done.

    I like the way I am. Live and let live. These hyper connected mentally enslaved zombies are losing it. LOL
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    07-28-14 07:58 AM
  25. rellyrellz's Avatar
    I was applying at this non-profit as an outreach specialist and so long story short, a couple of weeks after my wonderful interview I asked my friend why wasn't I chosen for the position. What she told me was extremely surprising.
    "They couldn't find your Facebook and to them that is a sign of trouble. Bla blah anti-social behavior, not a team player blah blah."

    Honestly I turned it off for a month just for ****s and giggles and this happens. What makes the whole experience distressing is the fact that people pretty much put you in the category of probable serial killer, if you don't use social media. I eventually open my Facebook back simply because I needed a business fan page and it seems I am now there to stay.

    Posted via z30 STA100-5 the only high end business device on the market
    Couldn't a LinkedIn account be more beneficial then a Facebook account? That's crazy you don't have a Facebook and that be a bad look instead of the other way around


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    07-28-14 08:55 AM
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