I’m done with Facebook and here’s why:

  1. It’s run its course. I truly believe Facebook has become passé. It’s old and dated and a major waste of time. I used to spend hours every week scrolling through to see who posted what. Frankly, who cares what Sally had for lunch at an expensive restaurant?
  2. I never used it anymore. See reason number one. I hadn’t logged into it in months. I deleted the app from my phone to see if I’d miss it, and surprise, surprise, I didn’t even notice that it was gone. I found other things to do.
  3. The content was distressing. It had become far too political. If it wasn’t someone screaming insanely over bullshit governmental issues that don’t affect my day-to-day existence one iota, it was some jackass posting nightmare images of abused animals to get me to support their cause of the week. All my pets have been rescue pets. I’m sorry, but I can’t save them all. I don’t need that kind of crap to give me nightmares and keep me up at night.
  4. It makes people ugly. See reason number three. Fighting with family or friends on Facebook is such a childish thing to do. Fighting with or verbally attacking strangers online is somehow much worse to me. It brings out the ugly side of normally nice people.
  5. I wanted to get off of Facebook for privacy reasons. For the same reason I’ve deleted other online accounts (LinkedIn, Yahoo, Snapchat, Google+, Tumblr, CafeMom, About.me), I just don’t want my content out there everywhere anymore. Yahoo and now Facebook have major security issues, and I was sexually harassed on Snapchat (sorry former friend of mine, I don’t need your juvenile young son sending me images of his penis, and when I emailed you to politely tell you what he was doing, I didn’t even get an apology). While it was fun at first on Facebook connecting with old friends and making new ones, I feel much safer trying to limit who sees what.
  6. I remain semi-active for now on Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Instagram and WordPress. And that’s enough for me.

 

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3 thoughts on “Facebook And Why I Deleted My Account

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Yes FB is highly annoying.

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  2. I never had FB even when it was a big thing. I don’t get the popularity of many of the big media platforms, but then again, I’m not much of a people connector myself. Good for you cutting the cord!

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    1. It was fun for a while. There were online games to play, you could upload all your old photos and have online photo albums, and you could find people you hadn’t seen in decades and reconnect. Those were the good things about it. I’m not real social myself and it was way too easy to hide behind FB. When all the ugly parts began to outweigh the good, though, it was time to quit it and walk away. My hubby is a big fan of FB. He uses it to stay in touch with other truckers, and he sent me lots of information that way, too, but he also has endless political arguments on there. He fights with complete strangers. It’s ridiculous. My oldest son walked away before I did. He still has an account; he just never uses it. My youngest son still uses it; he plays games and talks to friends. It still surprises me how easy it was to quit and not miss it.

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