Monday, November 1, 2010

Deactivation of Facebook

Thursday I decided to deactivate my facebook account. This was a tough decision for me because I had reconnected with so many people I had lost contact with for a while. I enjoyed playing the games,looking at pictures, and reading the various status updates. This weekend a few people got the revelation that I was no longer on facebook and asked why....that was a tough question to answer.

I think it was because I did not have the will power just to not log and check messages and browse from time to time. I did not have the will power not play games instead of working or reading when I am supposed to. It had become an extreme distraction in the bigger picture of my life. I mean I would check when I wake up, during the day, and before I go to bed. I was not a psycho user who planned her life around facebook, but it did take a lot of my time.

There are some things I miss about facebook. Such as the random posts from some of my friends. The sharing of links and articles that I find interesting. The updates of classmates that I might not keep in tough with on the phone, but like to know how their lives are going. I enjoyed the event invites, great way to organize events among friends. 

Some things I don't miss about facebook are the stalkers who keep trying to add you, I know my page was private still can't figure out how they did that. The people who add you just to be nosey and see what is in your life. I hate when people put too much information on facebook....I mean really do I need to see pictures of your dead relative in a casket (happened several times). I hate the people who comment on everything you post, do you have the time to look at everything on faecbook?

Before I deleted my facebook page I had pretty much migrated over to twitter, less intrusive, and I don't have to check constantly. I update statuses frequently, but I don't have the urge to continue to look at every update that is posted. Most of my twitter friends are random people, although a few of the people I actually know are friends on twitter now.

Will I ever go back to facebook????? Yes, but for now it is a much needed break.  I miss it sometimes, especially on Sunday afternoons when I have nothing to do (but I guess I should be reading or studying), but I know in the long run it is a time to work on me and figure out some things in life that will take me to the next step.

1 comment:

LC said...

Wow! I commend you on walking away from Facebook, if even for a short period of time. Reading your post makes me realize just how much time I do waste on the book. It may be time for me to take my own sabbatical. Thanks for sharing.