#deletefacebookLast night I followed Musks lead and deleted my facebook account. Second time.
First time was because I had been the coordinator of an international group and I had several hundred "friends" who I only knew thru the group.
This time its for a lot of reasons but was triggered by the Cambridge Analytical scandal.
- I wasn't reading any more. Just sucking up the feed each day.
- "The Guardian" and "the conversation" were sources to repost.
- I got a buzz from "likes".
- It took time from my day.
- It was insidious and reinforced my own opinions.
- It was polarising.
- The quality of my communication diminished.
- Easy communication.
- Communication with old friends for whom I have no emails.
- Information sources and selling opportunities.
Never again will I let one company have so much info on me.
To be updated as I go thru withdrawal.
Some 3 months laterYup there are down sides but I have more time for more permanent things. Blogs, reading and writing. Making stuff.
Twitter is used more, Linked in is used for professional stuff, forums for discussing stuff, gumtree for selling stuff, Instagram for photos, and G+ for other stuff.
I think I'm happier for it and have more me time.