Why I deleted my Facebook profile
Facebook is an interesting place. It’s also a colossal waste of time. That’s why I’m deleting my profile. I realized that I have limited time and I could use it more wisely. When am I going to finish that novel? When am I going to get better at Python? When am I going to take a prize winning photo? Chances are that without Facebook in my life I might get more of my bucket list items done.
If you want to tell me something I have e-mail. If you want me to tell you something that’s what this blog is for. I no longer want to be one of the nearly 1 billion people wasting time on Facebook. I got tired of blocking apps from people who wanted to play games. I got tired of people trying to proselytize their religion or their favorite sports team or their pet cause of the day. I just don’t have the time to filter out all the junk. Life is busy enough without Facebook.
Ask yourself the last time you got a raise because of Facebook. Ask yourself what great new habit you learned while surfing Facebook. Or which bad old habit you broke because of the world’s most privacy invasive social networking site. Facebook is just white noise and I can do without it. You may be asking yourself how to delete your own profile if you happened to come across this post.
The above link lets you tell Facebook you want to permanently delete your profile. One caveat – read it carefully if you decide to do this – if you log back in during the 14 day “cooling off period” your Facebook profile will not be deleted. Resist the temptation.