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    Who in the world doesn't have social medias
    today? Most people have them I am sure. I used
    to have them of course because I tried to follow
    the trend. But at one moment in my life, I got rid
    off them. And I didn't regret the decision at all.
    Why was I acting this weird? Here's my
    story...... Once upon a time..... There lived a
    princess..... Oh wait wrong story.....

    I was just like other girls. Socialized so much in
    the internet, uploaded photos, updated status,
    tweeted, whining in social media became my
    habit. Day wasn't perfect without those things
    to do. I felt like it was part of my life. All my
    friends in Facebook and Twitter were like my
    best friends. Or so I thought. I felt that my life
    was complete because I had 600+ friends in
    Facebook. I felt that I was famous among them.
    They liked my status. They complimented on my
    pictures. I felt I was wonderful.

    There were too many articles saying how social
    medias waste our time and make our mind dull.
    But I didn't really pay attention on that. I GOT
    addicted to social medias.

    And then there came a time that I was really fed
    up with them. I must admit that it has to do
    with my religious consciousness. In Islam,
    modesty is a part of Imaan (faith). Every muslim
    and muslimah should strive hard to guard his/
    her modesty. One thing to do is by becoming
    more careful of the danger of online world.
    Internet is a creepier world than the real world.
    When we post pictures online, no matter privacy
    setting we take, still lots of people can access
    them. And we don't know who those people are.
    Scammers, playboys. Only God knows. A lot of
    cases happen when pictures are photoshopped
    and changed with nudity content. This is
    violation of our right and sadly we are willingly
    participating in these scams. So, this is the
    obvious reason that we should consider when
    putting pictures online. The first phase I did was
    deleting all my pictures in Facebook and
    displayed only avatar or cartoon. Then I
    deactivated my account. But it bothered me so
    much because I needed to deactivate then
    reactivate. I got bored then I just deleted it.
    Hahaha. Nothing special on my story, now you
    know ;)

    The other reason is that social medias did not
    give good influence on me psychologically. It's a
    place of people to complain about bad days, bad
    traffic, bad diet, bad financial situation. It is like
    your problem is everyone's problem. Everytime I
    saw my time line, I at least read one complaint.
    It was so common that I had mood swing after
    opening my Facebook. And I used to do that too
    in Twitter, complaining about my life, whining
    about my job, and so on. It was bad, why?
    Because we did not learn much to control our
    emotion. There is an urge to shout out and write
    a line. And we might end up regretting it later.
    There has been a lot of cases when "what's on
    your mind" line brings detriment to the mind
    owner. It's because they don't filter what they
    write. There's a hadith saying "speak good or
    remain silent". But in social medias, you CAN'T
    be silent. Social medias want us to share our
    life, our mind. It can make the most introvert
    person extrovert. It can make us say things we
    don't wanna say.

    I am not trying to encourage people to close
    their social media accounts. I am simply sharing
    my experience. Some people might also argue
    that it depends on one's self-control and I
    completely agree. But for someone impulsive and
    extrovert like me, it's such an issue.

    It's now approximately 7 months I left the social
    medias. I felt lonely at first but now I think I
    completely forget how my heart palpitated when
    I read the notification. It feels good to be
    anonymous. And the great thing is, you know
    who the real friends and who aren't. Real friends
    will still keep in touch with me though I am not
    online. They will make time to see me or simply
    just to ask how I am doing. Some friends who
    seemed so nice in social medias didn't really
    care when I was gone. Don't worry I am fine
    *choppingonions

    Engaging in social medias is a fun thing to do.
    However is it beneficial? Is it time consuming?
    Does it bring more harm than good? You've got
    all the reasons for yay or nay :)
    ~ Don’t trade a house in Jannah :insha:, for a lowly house in this transient world ~

    They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it (61 : 8)

  • #2
    Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

    WoW

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    • #3
      I'm not allowed *shrug* I don't know how it feels to be addicted to it. Honestly now I don't bother with social media.
      “Verily, when a servant of God prays seeking only His pleasure, his sins fall away just as the leaves have fallen from this tree.”

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      • #4
        Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

        . I ended up deleting my twitter, because for me it was the biggest shaytan. Still got Fb though, wanna get rid of that too I'A
        O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity~ Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

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        • #5
          Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

          Facebook is lame.

          The only reason people were hyped up about it is because they can upload pictures, get likes/comments, get friend requests from cute girls/boys who flirt/compliment you and give you a little ego boost.

          The minute you delete all pictures; delete all opposite gender you start to get bored and see Facebook for the fitnahbook it really is.

          ^ learnt that from personal experience. I now have a Facebook where I don't upload pictures and the only male friends I have are family. I have more Islamic like pages than friends which makes my Facebook lots more beneficial than it ever was.
          Last edited by Rebel101; 08-03-14, 12:37 PM.
          Gone with the wind.

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          • #6
            Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

            Originally posted by Rebel101 View Post
            Facebook is lame.

            The only reason people were hyped up about it is because they can upload pictures, get likes/comments, get friend requests from cute girls/boys who flirt/compliment you and give you a little ego boost.

            The minute you delete all pictures; delete all opposite gender you start to get bored and see Facebook for the fitnahbook it really is.

            ^ learnt that from personal experience. I now have a Facebook where I don't upload pictures and the only male friends I have are family. I have more Islamic like pages than friends which makes my Facebook lots more beneficial than it ever was.
            Smh I can't believe I used to do these things now that I think about it -_-
            O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity~ Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

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            • #7
              Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

              Originally posted by Mockingjay View Post
              Who in the world doesn't have social medias
              today? Most people have them I am sure. I used
              to have them of course because I tried to follow
              the trend. But at one moment in my life, I got rid
              off them. And I didn't regret the decision at all.
              Why was I acting this weird? Here's my
              story...... Once upon a time..... There lived a
              princess..... Oh wait wrong story.....

              I was just like other girls. Socialized so much in
              the internet, uploaded photos, updated status,
              tweeted, whining in social media became my
              habit. Day wasn't perfect without those things
              to do. I felt like it was part of my life. All my
              friends in Facebook and Twitter were like my
              best friends. Or so I thought. I felt that my life
              was complete because I had 600+ friends in
              Facebook. I felt that I was famous among them.
              They liked my status. They complimented on my
              pictures. I felt I was wonderful.

              There were too many articles saying how social
              medias waste our time and make our mind dull.
              But I didn't really pay attention on that. I GOT
              addicted to social medias.

              And then there came a time that I was really fed
              up with them. I must admit that it has to do
              with my religious consciousness. In Islam,
              modesty is a part of Imaan (faith). Every muslim
              and muslimah should strive hard to guard his/
              her modesty. One thing to do is by becoming
              more careful of the danger of online world.
              Internet is a creepier world than the real world.
              When we post pictures online, no matter privacy
              setting we take, still lots of people can access
              them. And we don't know who those people are.
              Scammers, playboys. Only God knows. A lot of
              cases happen when pictures are photoshopped
              and changed with nudity content. This is
              violation of our right and sadly we are willingly
              participating in these scams. So, this is the
              obvious reason that we should consider when
              putting pictures online. The first phase I did was
              deleting all my pictures in Facebook and
              displayed only avatar or cartoon. Then I
              deactivated my account. But it bothered me so
              much because I needed to deactivate then
              reactivate. I got bored then I just deleted it.
              Hahaha. Nothing special on my story, now you
              know ;)

              The other reason is that social medias did not
              give good influence on me psychologically. It's a
              place of people to complain about bad days, bad
              traffic, bad diet, bad financial situation. It is like
              your problem is everyone's problem. Everytime I
              saw my time line, I at least read one complaint.
              It was so common that I had mood swing after
              opening my Facebook. And I used to do that too
              in Twitter, complaining about my life, whining
              about my job, and so on. It was bad, why?
              Because we did not learn much to control our
              emotion. There is an urge to shout out and write
              a line. And we might end up regretting it later.
              There has been a lot of cases when "what's on
              your mind" line brings detriment to the mind
              owner. It's because they don't filter what they
              write. There's a hadith saying "speak good or
              remain silent". But in social medias, you CAN'T
              be silent. Social medias want us to share our
              life, our mind. It can make the most introvert
              person extrovert. It can make us say things we
              don't wanna say.

              I am not trying to encourage people to close
              their social media accounts. I am simply sharing
              my experience. Some people might also argue
              that it depends on one's self-control and I
              completely agree. But for someone impulsive and
              extrovert like me, it's such an issue.

              It's now approximately 7 months I left the social
              medias. I felt lonely at first but now I think I
              completely forget how my heart palpitated when
              I read the notification. It feels good to be
              anonymous. And the great thing is, you know
              who the real friends and who aren't. Real friends
              will still keep in touch with me though I am not
              online. They will make time to see me or simply
              just to ask how I am doing. Some friends who
              seemed so nice in social medias didn't really
              care when I was gone. Don't worry I am fine
              *choppingonions

              Engaging in social medias is a fun thing to do.
              However is it beneficial? Is it time consuming?
              Does it bring more harm than good? You've got
              all the reasons for yay or nay :)
              It's just TIME-WASTING! sAME HERE!
              Bandon say dil naa lagao sirf Allah say lagao.

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              • #8
                Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

                Originally posted by sabah suleiman View Post
                Smh I can't believe I used to do these things now that I think about it -_-
                Lol me neither. Better late than never. Alhamdulilah that chapter is closed forever.
                Gone with the wind.

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                • #9
                  Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

                  Sheeple.

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                  • #10
                    Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

                    Originally posted by cooldog View Post
                    Sheeple.
                    Lovely.
                    Gone with the wind.

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                    • #11
                      Re: My life without Facebook and Twitter

                      You control your use of these sites etc so monitor yourself and know yourself.

                      Twitter I don't have as I don't see a use for having it.
                      Bookface is/was mainly for keeping in contact with my lady cousins who are across the ocean and a few friends. But I don't use it much. It's a bit like the forum in some ways, just get relevant info from there and reminders but there is no hype.

                      There has to be a reason for being "addicted" to these things and it's on you to figure that out. These things aren't all evil it's just your use and intention behind it. I wouldn't get rid of that or my forum thing coz there's still a use for it.

                      And again, even with posting pics etc you've gotta check yourself and know the reason behind what you do.

                      لا تفكر كثيرا
                      بل استغفر كثيرا

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