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October 24th, 2009

i was liking facebook. kind of had become a facebook addict, actually. now? love affair over. moving on, facebook. (i left twitter in the dust a long time ago. my blog updates over there, but that’s about it.)

they’re tinkering with the site (as those of you who are FB addicts out there have no doubt noticed) and now up pops everything. Ev-er-y-th-iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-ng in painstaking little details. So and so and so and so are friends with so and so. So and so joined another group/cause/fan club and wants YOU to join, too. Do it! Just do it! Join the Nike/Adidas/Converse/your local credit union/Arbor Day Awareness Club, too! Do it!

The pressure… it is stupid. (“Stupid is a strong word!” says my daughter.) (Mis-quoting me, cuz I am fond of telling the kids, “Hate is a strong word!”) Stupid is not a strong enuf word, cutie.

I have enough real pressures in my life without the “kooky” pressures of Facebook (Twitter, MySpace, etc.). also there are other issues which i don’t really feel like going into.

social networking is re-wiring my brain and i do not like it. Seriously. I have no access to Facebook at work and for that, I thank my employer because it has made me realize how many times a day




i go and check out Facebook.

this weekend, I’m going cold-turkey.




  1. The Other Laura says

    Hope you don’t have the facebook shakes from withdrawal… I find the live feed/news feed thing supremely annoying and FB has been sort of boring me too.

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  2. WackyMummy says

    FB has become, for me, a necessary evil. Aside from my blog, it is my main interaction with people most days because I’m so isolated where I live. It raises the question “Would I be more OUT THERE trying to interact more with people if I didn’t have FB?” And the answer in most cases would be YES! Except for where I live. There’s really nobody much around. So it remains, my necessary evil companion. :(
    Good luck with your cold turkey. Hopefully you won’t miss it too much.

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  3. LIB says

    I don’t like the changes to FB either. But I still think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. I like having a small glimpse into lots of people’s lives, many of whom live far from me. I like that I can post pictures and other info ONCE and lots of people can see it. I also like seeing my friend’s posts and pictures.

    Like any hobby, it can take up too much of one’s time. I try to control FB, rather than FB controlling me.

    I totally respect, and support, your decision to give up FB, though.

    October 25th, 2009 | #

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