I threatened to do it… I really did, and I didn’t do it.
I tried in vain to do it, but was told that one of my friends would miss me if I did, so I didn’t do it.
I’ve read of tales of people using it to bully, and I’ve seen remarks on there where I can see that they are bullying remarks, but at the time, I still didn’t do it.
I’ve been frustrated by pointless updates of people acquiring a brick for their farm, or their black sheep turning up, or how many points they scored in creating a three letter word. So what??? It doesn’t matter!
So… Today.. I did it!
I finally did it!
I have deleted my Facebook account! Oh, I was told ten of my friends would miss me this time, but hey, I’ve done it!
Ten reasons why I feel so good at breaking free from the manacles of Facebook:
1. No more reading pointless drivel. More time to write it instead!
2. An extra tab on Google Chrome for something better to read!
3. More reasons to be surprised when I actually see someone who I know, and they can tell me what they have been up to… a proper conversation!
4. No more need to feel awkward when someone who has never been my friend requests that I be their friend.
5. No longer will I cringe at a ‘friend’s’ embarrassing status updates.
6. No longer will I receive notification that I have been tagged in a photo… usually by a ‘friend’ who wants to embarrass me.
7. No longer am I a sheep, and following the rest of civilisation in doing the same thing.
8. No longer will I spend several pointless minutes (in the past, hours) refreshing the screen, looking for some juicy gossip about someone who is or isn’t my ‘friend’.
9. No longer will a complete stranger who wasn’t my ‘friend’ feel the need to add me as a ‘friend’ because I am ‘friends’ with one of their ‘friends’.
10. I FEEL FREE!
I really do! I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, for some reason that I can not fathom. But, it feels good!
OK, I didn’t really use Facebook to its full potential. I didn’t update very often. It took me ages to respond to private messages or confirm a friend request. I never really felt the need to do any of that, so I probably won’t be missed on Facebook, however, I didn’t delete my account so I would be missed. I actually didn’t delete my account completely. I’ve deactivated my account with the option to return one day… without the intention of returning.
I believe you can use Facebook to achieve great things if it is used properly. I didn’t use it as it was intended, not as in maliciously – I hasten to add… I didn’t use it at all, so I have cleared my world of it.
The extra space will be filled with something far better, I can feel it!
Farewell, Facebook! I’d love to say it’s been fun, but…