Farewell, Facebook (Forever)!

So, today is the day.

When I finally hit delete on my Facebook account settings a month ago, I was told that I had until today to reactivate my Facebook account or I would lose everything and need to open a new account altogether.

I don’t plan on doing either.

I do wonder, though. Does it really take a full month for Facebook to delete an account? Or is they just giving people a huge window of time to reconsider their decision?

All the relevant stuff from my Facebook account is now saved on my hard drive. Actually, Facebook kindly creates a file for those deleting their accounts that has everything–and I mean everything–that you’ve done on their platform. Including all of my Messenger chats.

Sincerely, I have not missed Facebook.

Though I will say, it has meant keeping in touch with some people more challenging. I have missed some people, but not the platform.

Still, for me the benefits of leaving far outweigh the costs of staying on Facebook.

Sure, I probably still spend too much time in front of a screen. Don’t we all? But I certainly spend less time than I did.

And some of what I do on a screen–like this blog–feels much more productive and creative.

So that’s it. No turning back now.

One thought on “Farewell, Facebook (Forever)!

  1. You are a braver man than I could be about leaving Facebook, but I do understand about what you mean about being on it too much,the crap on it and the loss of connection by not having it.

    Enjoying this “virtual catch up” with you.
    K.

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