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I've noticed that the longer and more often that I spend on Facebook, including communicating with some of you, the slower that my computer becomes. I deleted most of the extra, and extraneous apps, that come with the Facebook territory, and that has helped the situation, and frequent disk cleanups also help. But the problem does not completely go away, and it comes back with a vengeance every time that I spend more time on the site. Moreover, more than my browser (Firefox) is affected, and there is a general systemic slow-down. It's to the point now that my involvement on Facebook endangers my ability to accomplish real work in more ways than just sucking up time. It's turning my fairly new desktop computer into the equivalent of a 486/66 box running Windows 95. An early version of Windows 95. So far my laptops seem far less effective, but I'm reluctant to push my luck.
So I'm going to be cutting my Facebook time down, by a lot, and checking in for short visits a few times a day, if that. I might be over here more again too.
Also, I'm kind of curious: Has anyone else had the same experience? Facebook is addictive, passing up Windows Solitaire as the greatest time-waster on my PC. But I have to ask myself what the price is, as far as PC slowdowns and the ravages of Facebook apps go. I would rather have a computer working close to its peak, and I can still see funny pictures and puppy videos, just not as frequently during the day. Who knows, I might even start accomplishing more too.