O dear Lord, I’m quitting Facebook. I never thought it would be possible and I’m still not entirely sure if it is, but I have to. I’m spending too much time on Facebook. It’s taking over my life. And yes, I know, that’s just pathetic … I’m addicted. Facebook is like a fridge to me: I keep opening it up every few minutes, hoping to find something new and exciting, but nothing ever changes.
So it’s time to say goodbye (am I the only one who suddenly feels the need to sing that song?).
First of all: I’m grateful for Facebook.
No other venue allowed me to reach so many people so easily, so quickly, with so little expense. Through Facebook, I reconnected with individuals from my past, classmates, old friends and family members.
And as a means of finding someone on this planet, Facebook has worked better than any other service, because it’s international. I can find someone who lives on the other side of the world in just a few seconds and catch up on their lives. Same story the other way around: over the past few years hundreds of people found me through Facebook.
Facebook allowed me to post messages on my friends walls to tell them I love them, it allowed me to chat with old classmates and family members and it made it possible to share things I found interesting.
And there is more. But I didn’t intend to write a eulogy for Facebook, so this will have to suffice.
So far, this side of the Facebook-coin has been bright and shiny. Admire this side of the coin as long as you want to. And when you are ready, turn the coin over.
I will deactivate Facebook primarily because I am addicted to it. Though I don’t play any games, though I don’t take quizzes, use apps, respond to requests, the incredible access to people brings me to Facebook too often. I have tried various methods to control this, efforts to keep the shiny side of the coin always up.
And if I really know you, and/or if I really see you once a year or so, and/or if I really am a friend of yours, email me after I deactivate Facebook. I want to keep in touch.
Take care, for you are all wonderful human beings.