Back in 2010, I’ve decided to delete my Facebook account for various reasons in no particular order:
- You’re tired of feeling obligated to write “Happy Birthday!” on someone’s Facebook wall as your only means of communicating with that person once a year. They’ll say “Thank You” or not, then go full radio silence until next year. It’s simple, personal (albeit not genuine) and an easy way to show someone “you care” once a year.
- Baby pictures. We get it. You have 6 pictures of your baby smiling six different ways. It helps to change it up.
- People thrive upon likes and “thumbs up” and receiving acceptance from friends and strangers alike.
- It gives people an excuse to keep up on your life without saying a word to you. These are not your friends, just stalkers.
- Facebook is not a photo dump of your last vacation.
- People are all up on your business regardless if you’re “private” or not. Believe me…people will use your Facebook updates as topics of conversation when there is nothing to talk about.
- I don’t want to be that guy that is doing #4 above.
After giving up Facebook, I feel like I’ve rid of myself of other people’s personal life and feel
cleaner healthier for it.
Try unplugging yourself from Facebook for a few weeks. I promise you, you will feel better for it.