Is it trendy to be leaving Facebook? I hope not. I’m not known for being trendy.
I’m deleting my Facebook account in a month, on 3/3. See below for the best ways to stay connected.
Update from 2022:
It’s been more than three years since I quit Facebook. Here’s how that has gone:
Below is the original article from 2019:
I could write a treatise on why I’m leaving, but I won’t, as this is not a mission for me but a personal choice. In short, my reasons for leaving Facebook boil down to a couple things:
- The company is complete trash. Every month, or sometimes every week, we hear of a new evil thing they’ve done. They get caught, perhaps get their wrist slapped, then do something else horrible again.
- When I spend time on Facebook I end up frustrated, angry, and depressed, and often find myself sucked into refreshing and clicking more when I should be spending that time doing something useful.
Keeping In Touch
Over the next month I’ll be figuring out the best ways to keep in touch with various groups of folks after leaving Facebook.
You can keep up with my thoughts on photo and tech on my email list.
I will still be on Instagram1, Flickr, and YouTube. As of summer 2021, I’m also loving Glass.
Being an old person™️, I use email, and you can reach me there: firstname.lastname@example.org. I have a phone. Text me at 360-818-4449.
And I’m always interested in conversation over beer, coffee, or your beverage of choice.
- Yes… same trash company as Facebook, but they don’t yet seem to be using the product in the same shitty ways against people. And as the Tech Photo Guy, I do need to be plugged into Instagram as part of my world.↩
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