- Posted May 17, 2012 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Living without Facebook?
i quit facebook
but a few months ago i'd just had it. the people i wanted to hear from/read about never updated anything, and the people i didn't care about were updating constantly. mostly i was tired of reading people's status updates. i realized i really didn't care what most of them had to say. and i would get annoyed when people would write things like, "enjoying quality time with my family!" uh, no you're not. you're on your smartphone checking facebook. i have issues with how attached people are to their various devices these days—i see so many parents, especially, on their phones or iPads or iPods or whatever, when they should be paying attention to their kids and i just don't want to be remotely associated with that. because i did find myself checking facebook mindlessly. it was a truly mindless activity and i just made a decision one day to quit.
i wasn't sure i could do it, but i deleted my account and—i'm not going back. i don't miss it, not even a bit, and i feel much better NOT being on the site. have i lost touch with people? yes. do i find myself wondering sometimes if i'm missing out on people's news (pregnancies, engagements, etc)? yes. but if it's something i really need to know, i figure i'll find out somehow.
anyway, it's a relief to be facebook-free, personally. people have said, "well, you don't have to go on it so much" or "you don't have to update" etc. but then—what's the point of even having the account?
so, i'm done. happily so.