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Friday Poll: Do You Use Facebook?


Next Thursday, we’ll assume that Facebook is going to announce something significant in terms of their social network and how it interacts with Android. They have invited a ton of press to an event that will show off their “new home on Android.” Rumors suggest that it will be a partnership with HTC on a software front, that will put Facebook at the front of a mobile experience. It may not be the forking that Amazon has done with Android for the Kindle, but your phone will constantly remind you that you should be using Facebook for all services. It’s an interesting move, but one they probably needed to do as their mobile experience has yet to thrill Android users or investors.

So as Facebook has dominated the airwaves over the last day because of this news, we’ve seen enough snarky remarks throughout the comments and elsewhere on the internet to base today’s poll on. Are the youth still using it or have they moved on? Is it a service that only stay-at-home moms continue to use? We want to know if you use Facebook. Facebook clearly wants you to use it more while mobile if they are looking for smartphone partners.

We’ve sectioned the poll off by age, so be sure to vote in the correct area.

Do You Use Facebook?

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  • Jon

    Nope, I don’t use Google+ either. Same thing.

  • Mathieu

    I can’t answer Yes or No to this question.

    I still have an account on Facebook but I never post stuff over there anymore and I’m following only my family and closest friends through notifications emails (in Gmail).

    I do share Netflix, Spotify… stuff but it’s automatic.
    I do use “The Graph” to find my “friends” on other services (just like I use other social networks graphs to find my other “friends” or people I follow).

    • matt

      Sounds like a yes to me.

  • Dre Garner

    Yes I do but I use Google+ just as often and prefer using it over Facebook.

  • kane

    So I guess I’m not the only person that doesn’t use Facebook. I decided before It got super popular. Now it just seems really obnoxious so I won’t be joining

  • Granted

    This is a marketing survey, plain and simple. You always attempt to package these like you are not getting paid to pimp your reader’s, but it is always so incredibly transparent. You should try being honest when you sell out your reader’s for a quick and filthy buck.

  • I got Facebook in mid 2005 when it was awesome and exclusive to college students. It slowly turned into a giant POS and in early 2010 I deleted my account (completely deleted, not just disabled). Facebook is a disease. A time wasting disease. A cultural disease. I kid you not, I recently saw a short clip on the news about people getting engaged (note: I walked into the room and it was on the tv…) and they were showing two people that just got engaged at a computer and the female said “Now it’s official.” They updated their status on Facebook and that made their engagement official. I wanted to punch her in the face.

  • chris420o

    If your a young adult n dont use fb or have fb your a loser n prob dont get laid much simple as that…now there are reasons not to some people dont want eveyone up in their business n such or like ive gotten rid of fb in the past bc i had a crazy gf at the time but those the only reasons…im not surprised over 2000 people on a tech site called droid-life said no sadly…. Smh

  • For me, I have a Facebook account, but rarely use it for more than a birthday reminder app and an easy way to wish people happy birthday.

    If I wasn’t lazy, I would get phone numbers for everyone in my Facebook account, put their birthdays into my phone contacts and ditch Facebook.

    I’ll say that Facebook is really only good for keeping in touch with friends and family who are overseas.

    I would NEVER, EVER consider a dedicated Facebook phone.

  • flosserelli

    You do not like facebook spam?

    I do not like it, Sam-I-am.

    I could not, would not, on a boat.
    I will not, will not, with a goat.
    I will not use it in the rain.
    I will not use it on a train.
    Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
    Not in a car! You let me be!
    I do not like it in a box.
    I do not like it with a fox.
    I will not use it in a house.
    I do not like it with a mouse.
    I do not like it here or there.
    I do not like it ANYWHERE!

    I do not like facebook spam.

    I do not like it, Sam-I-am.

  • socalrailroader

    Yes (I’m between 41 and 50 years old). (5%, 319 Votes)

    I don’t believe that, I’m 41 and there are a LOT of people on Facebook as old and older than me, more and more seniors too are geting on it, my dad for example, he’s 78.

  • This is just a poll of the age of Droid-Life readers. You should have age groups for the “no” responses as well.

    • carl

      Probably disguised marketing research for Facebook or Google.

  • Kizaru Hiruko

    Yay! An easier way for people to tell too d**n much about their lives! It’s just what I wanted! /s

    This is why I don’t use social networking. E-mail and SMS are my preferred methods of contact.

  • Seth Schorr

    Hell no! Facebook is made for children and the child-like. There is no serious information that is ever disseminated on this wall of trash.

    • Jason

      I agree. Same for Google+.

  • Anthony Saylor

    I cannot stand the fact that the main way i can communicate with the majority of my friends at one time is through facebook. Google+ has surpassed facebook in every area that i can think of, and i am trying to make the switch to it. The only thing holding me back is that none of my friends (mainly those with iPhones) will use it.
    They have no good reason why they will not make the switch, and some even acknowledge that Google+ is superior


      I’m an iPhone user and use G+ as a RSS feed, but show them the instant upload feature. It’s a good way to get them interested, saves space on their phones, and gets them using the App.

  • dcdc

    Facebook is for kids and seniors.

  • RaptorOO7

    I log in to wish happy birthday to friends but that’s about it, FB is not my life and don’t get how so many make it such a major priority.

  • Reisen Udongein

    I left Facebook ages ago since its just such a crap site and I’ve had it for a few years, but I much prefer Google+ now. I don’t my future phones to be full of that crap, we have enough problems with manufacturers bloatware as it is.

  • Rennie Allen

    No fb app on my phone, and fb account deactivated for 1 month.

  • Yes, I’ve also replaced SMS with FB Messenger for the most part.

  • Grimlyte

    Kindof wish there was a yes, but i hate it, and i only use it because i feel i have to.

  • Jamesu513

    I have it but don’t use it.

  • Evan Whitaker

    Android is about choice. If HTC made big ties to FB I personally would absolutely NOT choose to buy an HTC device.

  • Seriously? That many? Man, I thought everybody had Facebook.

    • the_real_patrick_bateman

      That’s the best reason I can think of not to use it. I hate people.

  • Robin Giltner

    Does only using Facebook as an oauth provider count ?

  • FacebookSucksDick

    people who use fb are retards. seriously. a company that tracks you everywhere, knows more about your search habits then you, and with a boss who hates the people who use the service. ill pass on that.

    • the_real_patrick_bateman

      I can’t tell if serious, or if back-handed comment about Google. Not that it matters, it’s true of both companies. Except for the boss thing, I don’t know what that’s about.

  • lye

    This poll would have been really interesting if the “no” answers had age ranges too.

  • Me personally, I don’t use any of the social crap on the internet. I do use twitter slightly, but the reason I use that is to keep up with Android news and maybe pass on a few things to a few people I follow. Also for my youtube just to make it somewhat convenient I suppose. Otherwise, I avoid any and all social networking. If people want to stay in touch, here’s my number, and here’s my email. Email being the most reliable since I can answer those fairly quick.

    Shame, I actually did lose a lot of friends over my high school years, so I don’t know what happened to them.. Had some good friends too.

  • hldc1

    Would like to have seen an option for, “Yes, but reluctantly.”

  • Medications

    The only people i know who don’t have Facebook make sure that they let everyone know that they don’t have one, which is probably their main reason for not having one.

    Google+ serves a different function than facebook, G+ is good at being G+ but it sucks as a facebook replacement so it will never be one. So all these “nope i use G+ instead its way better because its not facebook lolol #toocool” posts are irrelevant non-points

    • the_real_patrick_bateman

      I don’t have a Facebook account. It’s nothing I’m proud of, it just looks like a waste of time. And I don’t have anything against wasting time farting around on the internet, but there is very little content on facebook worth reading. Maybe my friends are less interesting than yours, but I doubt it.

  • elemeno

    Do you have a baseline reference for what age groups your readers fall into regardless of facebook use?

  • gtg465x

    Are we talking about the service or the app here? Yes, and no. The Android app is awful. I can’t imagine buying a phone full of their terrible software.

  • Michael Quinlan

    Despite the double negative giving the poll option the opposite meaning of what I believe you intended, I voted “No, I do not use Facebook”, as it seems to be the only choice that could be interpreted as a negative response.

    Why are there no age groups associated with the “no” response? Without it you can’t determine what percentage of respondents in an age group use Facebook.