Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bye, bye to Facebook

So, a few weeks ago, I decided to deactivate my Facebook accounts. I had both a personal and a fan page.
I mentioned to my husband that we should make the leap together and he agreed to delete his as well.
After hearing in the news how employers were starting to ask for passwords of employee accounts, it started to creep me out more and more until I decided the best thing to do is not have a Facebook profile at all.
I found that I spent too much time on Facebook anyway, and realized that it had caused trouble with people.
People such as my husbands "friends" and former classmates, who implied, or outright called me a whore because of our age difference (over 20 years).
He ended up losing "friends" over something that most likely would not have happened otherwise.
Facebook started to become the cause of more grief than good, and I decided it must go.
And also, the whole "contacts" thing never seemed to work for me, as far as making friends in the business that would lead to work, etc.
And, if I have any true friends, and they are that interested in how I am doing, they can (gasp!) email me!

The idea of sharing our every thought and feeling is a bit creepy, too.
Do we really need to know that much about each other?
I think it leads to an unhealthy "closeness" when we give too much of ourselves, leading to major cases of "TMI".

I admit, sometimes I miss it.
I'll take some photos, etc, and am thinking "oh, I can't wait to post these to...oh, that's right..."
But, I don't want to be a sheep, and do what everyone else does, I never wanted to be like that.
So, I am marching to the beat of my own drum, doing my own thing, and saying NO, to Facebook!

Will you join me?

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