Today marks a monumental day for me. I have deactivated my Facebook account!! I realize that people might be getting worried, first the cable now this... I know, these days this sounds crazy, but I was becoming a full blown FB addict and I had to stop!
Facebook is a great tool that allows you to stay connected with friends and family. You can see pictures and read posts about what is new in thier lives. The problem is that I was connected to over 100 people and 80% of those people I NEVER talk to. Some I have not talked to 10 years...
Why should those people be called "friends" ? Why should they get to see what I am doing in my life. If they really cared, they should pick up the phone or email me...
I think that by disconnecting from FB, I am going to become a better friend. I am going to have to try harder to stay connected. Reading a friends post and knowing that they are going on vacation or got a new job or are getting married should not be the main point of communication.
A friend asked me on the phone, "if you quit facebook, what if something happens and is posted and you don't know about it" well... she had a point, but after a few minutes I realized... I guess that persons news must not be meant for me to know. A real friend would share that news before expecting me to learn it from the internet!
I am not saying that I will never go back. If I do, I will only select friends on FB if they are true friends. People that I talk to atleast once a month or people that put forth an effort to care about my life outside of my FB posts.
** UPDATE: this was drafted 4 days ago, I have since not looked at Facebook at all! it has been hard....but, I think it is a GREAT decision