I have pondered this for quite some time. I have also talked about deactivating my account for quite some time. But I never did it. I used to enjoy going on Facebook and seeing what my "friends" were up to.
But then Facebook started to feel intrusive. It began to feel like anything that I did online was somehow tracked in my Facebook feed. People in my life would bring up gossip articles that I had read, websites I had visited, among other things. I began to feel that I had zero privacy online. Nothing that was posted is anything that I am ashamed of. But I do not think that it is anyone's business what I read or what websites I visit online. If I did, I would make it known through a tweet. I share so much on my blog and on twitter that I felt that all the extra online activity that was being posted to my Facebook feed was just too much.
I also noticed that my Facebook page timeline would only post things that they thought I might like. For example, I liked several of my friend's baby pictures. Next thing I know the only updates in my feed are of those friends who have babies and post about them. Don't get me wrong; I enjoy seeing baby pictures. But I also enjoy seeing what else is going on with other friends.
I liked a friend's status about her going on a Disney Cruise. Next thing I knew, my email inbox was flooded with emails from cruise lines. Now I must be honest and say that I am not sure if Facebook gave my information to a cruise line email list but I found the coincidence interesting.
I am just tired of Facebook. It is not what it used to be. I thought about leaving my account open but not going on the site but I struggled to find a reason to keep it.
Just because I am no longer on Facebook does not mean that I do not want to connect or be social. Again, I do so much of that on twitter and the blog that I do not think I will miss Facebook.
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