i know, i know. it's the mandatory bash facebook post. and it's been a long time coming people. but now, like never before, facebook makes me want to cry.
"so, delete your account".
pretty darn simple isn't it? but i can't. i just can't bring myself to pull the trigger. for all the things i hate about facebook...
- the time i waste on it
- the ignorant/racist/stupid/embarrassing status updates which oft grace my news feed
- the tagging of un-tag-worthy photos by inconsiderate friends
- the pressure to reply at pace to messages and wall postings
- the increasingly alarming stories re security like this one)
put simply, for me, there are three types of friends on facebook. my real friends who i speak to and see often enough to make our facebook relationship redundant. my 'i met you once' friends who i never speak to, ever, leaving me apathetically baffled as to why they would request my 'friendship' in the first place. again, redundant.
but then there's the inbetweeners. facebook friends whose phone numbers i do not have and, truth be told, i would probably not ring if i did. friends who i might not have seen in years. friends who might live on the other side of the world. friend who, although we'll likely never see each other, i am happy if not grateful to have some form of contact with.
if i delete my facebook account, i'll surely loose touch with those people. it's hard enough fitting the a-team into my spare time.
i think though i am pretty close to bailing on the ol' FB. and as more and more people do so, it will be easier for me to play sheep (no, not farmville: i'm an adult). for now i've decided hiding is the new culling. it's working out for me.
are you still on facebook? how's it working out for you?