- Posted May 17, 2012 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Living without Facebook?
Just Text Me
My misgivings about this relatively new phenomenon in general—and about Facebook in particular—are rooted in the value I place on personal privacy and the security of my personal information. Complaints about the company’s use of personal data are endless, as are the cautionary tales of users’ careers and personal lives destroyed by the need to “overshare”. Occasionally, I second-guess my decision to forego Facebook—usually when I miss an event or fail to mark an occasion, the only notice or reminder of which was posted on a Facebook site. I am also aware that, if Facebook continues on its current trajectory (which remains to be seen), I will one day face a fork in the road: open an account or be placed on the shelf next to the dodo. Until then, I’m perfectly content to use the multitude of other tools at my disposal to contact those I need/wish to contact…and to force those who need/wish to contact me to do the same.