On Sunday Chris and I had a lengthy conversation on how much we hate Facebook. Seriously, it was like a 20 minute rant between the two of us.
For me, it is a supreme waste of time, especially during school. I just sit there, hoping something interesting will happen so I don't have to write that paper.
I hate all the changes they are constantly making to the profile and the news feed, to the point where I can't even focus on anything worth seeing because it's just cluttered with junk. I don't care what quiz my friend just took, quite honestly.
I hate getting friend requests from people I don't really know. For example, over 2 years ago I used to work at McDonald's. There was a kid I worked with, who I will call B. B was a nice kid. He had a good attitude and he was fun to work with. But once I quit working there I didn't really care about what was happening in B's life. We were Facebook friends while I worked there, but a few months later I removed him as a friend. I figured he wouldn't notice, since we weren't best friends. Wrong. Every few months he'll send me a friend request, and I'll deny it. Because we are not friends.
Really, the only people I still have my account for are my friends and relatives that I don't see often, who live in other provinces/countries. But I just don't want the hassle in my life.
One of my New Year's resolutions is to simplify my life, technologically. And Facebook bogs me down more than it helps.
I also want to reconnect with people for real. I have so many people in my life that I care about, and I would rather spend face time with them rather than Facebook time. I'd rather use that time spent editing my profile to write a letter or call a friend and make a date for coffee. I want to know people because I talk to them, not because I stalk them.
So next Wednesday I will delete my account permanently. I mean, it's not like I'm dropping off of the planet. Or even the internet, for Pete's sake. I check my email about 30 times a day (having an iPhone helps). I have my blog, where I can post pictures and life updates. I always have my phone on me, so a text or a phone call are great. I even do that old-fashioned thing of writing letters, which is way more fun than a wall post, if you ask me.
One of my best friends Theresa deleted her Facebook account over a month ago, and she is so happy she did it. Chris deleted his account yesterday. I can't just do it out of the blue, because I want to make sure people have my info.
I sure hope that people won't forget about me, though.