I hate Facebook.
I find it useless, intrusive and increasingly unethical.
I know there may be some value for various people or businesses that want to promote certain causes or to promote their business.
But I just cannot handle reading about what someone had for breakfast or that they just woke up from a nap.
Just this morning someone posted that they were bored and wanted someone to talk to. This is a married woman who is pretty active.
Here it is Saturday morning and they are “bored” and on Facebook.
Kind of sad really.
People are so addicted to the soul sucking entity that is Facebook that will log in to tell people they are bored.
Life is for living. Not for spending countless hours on the computer.
Go for a walk.
Organize your place.
Do your taxes.
Do a workout.
Play with your kids.
Go for a drive.
Interact with nature.
The internet is a valuable tool. Great for getting information and doing research. Maybe even for inspiration.
But it is not for living.
People are now living their lives through the internet and through Facebook.
And Facebook privacy policies keep changing. They force you to incorporate new features and to give more information.
They know more about you, where you shop, the stuff you search, your banking information and more. And YOU give it to them.
And they “own” all that data.
They want to be able to market to you. You’ve seen the ads that run on the website. They are “targeted” for you based on the info that Facebook has gathered on you.
It baffles me that more people are not aware of this.
So after thinking about it for a few weeks I have decided to delete Facebook. Well, try to delete Facebook.
They do not make it easy to actually delete your account.
You have to jump through hoops to find the right page to delete your account. And even then they are going to wait 14 days before it gets “permanently deleted”.
Anyway I just think that there is more to life that being constantly connected and living life through Facebook.
I know that 99.9% of people will not delete Facebook.
But I guess if only one person does after reading this than maybe this article is a success.
Have you ever thought about deleting your Facebook account?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.