The day of freedom is soon to be here!!
I was never really a fan of facebook nor what it stand for. When I first opened my first account I soon saw what it was all about, hated it and soon closed it. It was because of a certain nagging group of friends that I opened the second one. And stayed connected till soon.
Do I regret having had a page? Not at all. I met wonderful people and helped me kept in touch with many others. So why am I opting out?
There are no longer good enough reasons to stay.
If I truly want to keep in touch with my family and friends (all scattered around the world) there are MANY ways to remain in contact besides facebook. And you know what? They are far more personal mediums of communication: skype, whatsap, or the old fashioned email writing. Rather than spend an incredibly ridiculous amount of time browsing for casual events on hundreds of people; make the time to establish more meaningful exchange with the dearest ones. After all, are we ever really ourselves on line?
In my own personal opinion I can see that facebook can easily transform ordinary people into online monsters: those that are so incredibly vain, shallow and damn right superficial, the little cowards who just browse for gossip and check out if the grass is greener somewhere else, the constant complainers, the compulsive instagram lovers... Now, they do not annoy me as much as you may think, it's more like I hate being part of all that.
Facebook is open to constant missed - interpretations and can make people (including myself) quite judgmental of others without really knowing all the facts. Plus the self - online - branding just doesn't digest well with me. Life should be personal. Free time should be spent with your loved ones living on the here and now.
So there you go, I am to catch up with phone numbers, email addresses *you know, update the phonebook ;) * and then I will be gone for good. Nothing is bringing me back.
My blogs, page and even my photography facebook account will go on as normal. It is my personal account that will no longer exist.