Yes, I finally deactivated my Facebook account a couple of hours ago. I have been contemplating in doing so a hundred times even before the "timeline" got me. But procrastination and other things stop me from doing that very drastic decision. Then, after chatting with a former HS classmate earlier I just thought - oh well, what a heck, I think I want to deactivate my account. [No, it has nothing to do with my former HS classmate, I love her dearly.] And without second thoughts I hit the "deactivation button" and I'm done. I put on my running gear and went for a 7 or more-mile run for 3 hours.
So is it a big deal that I don't have a Facebook account when more than half of the planet is almost living in FB? Will I survive without FB when I know all the people I love and I want to get in touch with are all in it? How will I know about their updates and whereabouts? And do I really care?
FB has changed the lives of many people I know both in good and bad ways. For me, I spend less time with my hubby because instead of bonding with him I would spend hours browsing on FB and checking other people's status and photos. It was insane, so to speak. Time flies so quickly when I am in FB. I cannot finish any project I plan to do or even my regular chore. I have backlogs on my "to do list" all the time and new list is piling up.
And worse of all, I have overlooked blogging which used to give me my regular therapy from my hectic schedule. Instead of blogging I will be facebooking and I ended up accomplishing nothing and sometime feeling jealous when I see other people's happy pictures and acquisitions. Arggg!
Now that I am finally free from the shackles and curse of FB [lol] I can now enjoy my freedom to express my thoughts and creative side [do I still have some left, I wonder?] and be "more productive".
Oh, I moved to google plus by the way. hahahahaha