posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:03 AM
I cancelled my account a few weeks back, and since then I have people on my friend list ring me asking if everything is OK, was I having problems, did
I want to talk about anything. Its funny how if you delete a stupid social networking site, all of a sudden people act like you have an uncurable
The reason's I got rid of Facebook were because these days it all seems to be about the status bar with comments such as "is cooking dinner", "is
going to bed", or "like for an inbox" and similar mind numbing statuses like that. I've always had the belief that the status bar was for either
educating people, informing people, or at the very least writing something funny to make people laugh. Another reason was, when ever I went out on the
town for a night out, nearly ever second person at the club only seemed to be there to take pic's of themselves at the club so they can then post it
on Facebook to give the false impression they have this great social life. One time, and this is no word of a lie, I was in a club and noticed 2
attractive women walk into the club, sat at the bar for about 2-3 minutes, took about 5 photo's of themselves in the club and then walked out of the
club. The only logical explanation I can give for doing this was so they can then upload those pic's the following day to show "what a great time
they had last night". The Facebook phenomina has done so much to create such a fake society full of fake people who's only concern seems to be
showing the Facebook world how egotistical they are, all under the diguise of being 'popular'.
I would sometimes write a status that would have what you could call a "conspiracy context' about it, such as the Federal Reserve, the corruption of
Government, the lies of the mainsteam media etc. But out of all my 'friends' on Facebook, I'd be lucky if anyone read it, or really lucky if
someone actually hit the like button. Yet when people write things such as "like for an inbox" there would be another 100 people hit the like button
and about 20 comments. I don't write a status to get attention, or to get 'likes', but it does make you laugh when you try and point out to
'friends' how they are being screwed, they don't want to know, but if they can get an inbox for hitting a like button they will line up like sheep
to get an inbox that never usually comes anyway. I never did quite understand this ???
Cancelling Facebook was the best thing I've done in a longtime, I havent looked back since and have no regrets about getting off it. In the few weeks
since I cancelled my account, I've read 5 books, became a member of ATS [although i have been looking at ATS for years as a non-member], joined in
discussions on ATS, educated myself even further, started an exercise program, started getting out more. But I can honestly say I wouldnt of done any
of those things if I still had my account on Facebook and just sat there looking at stupid pointless statuses just because everyone else I knew was
doing it too.
But I think the social networking thing will get a lot worse before it gets any better, as so many of the younger crowd today 15-20 years of age [and
that's not a dig at ALL young people] have grown up with social networking and know no other form of socializing other than on Facebook, Twitter, or
mobile phones. And whn they do actually go to a real life function its all about taking pics of themselves at the function, rather then attending the
function for the sake of the function. Its in my opinion, the classic example of a fantasy world replacing reality.
These are just my own personal reasons for no longer using Facebook, but at the end of the day I do believe in each to their own. It just makes me
laugh when you get looked at like a weirdo for not using it anymore !