I finally bit the bullet and deleted my Facebook account yesterday. I’ve been thinking about it for a while as I don’t use it that much and my ‘friends’ were doing my head in.
It’s certainly addictive, I log on to check for any messages and then go and do something else. Five mins later I’m back again checking if I have any messages. It’s like looking at your mobile for any texts you may have missed – even though it vibrates like a pneumatic drill and has been within an inch of you for the past hour, you still check it every 5 mins ‘just incase’. Or is that just me?
I only had a handful of proper friends on there anyway; we all just missed the internet boom so I do actually still have mates who don’t have computers or social networking profiles…amazing eh! There will be some 16 year old reading this in shock and wonder how such things can happen.
Anyway, few Facebook gripes:
- People who feel the need to constantly update their status –Annoyingperson is in work. Annoyingperson is still in work. Annoyingperson is leaving work. Annoyingperson is on the bus. Annoyingperson is listening to my ipod. Annoyingperson is at home. Annoying person is going to bed. Etc. All within the space of 5 seconds….Arrrrrrggggghhhhhh
- People from your past adding you as a friend. If I/we wanted to stay in touch I/we would have
- People adding you as a friend and then never saying anything
- People who collect ‘friends’. There is no way people are mates with 500 people. No way Jose.
I haven’t even got started on Superwall videos or people throwing sheep at me.
All my friends have my phone number, have my email address or know where I live. It’s not impossible to stay in touch with me. I prefer people keeping in touch that way anyway, writing a Facebook wall post is just down right lazy I think.
I’ll be honest; the only thing I found Facebook useful for was to keep updated with any females I’m attracted to. Even that has got boring and annoying now the novelty has wore off. There are only so many drunken pouting pictures you can look at before you go mad.
It was fun while it lasted, but Facebook and I have come to the end of the road. It’s over now*.
*until I get totally bored one day and reactivate my ‘never properly deleted’ account, (unless I jump through hoops for them to remove me completely).