On 17th of June, 2017 – I have chosen to completely delete my Facebook Account. According to Facebook, I have a 14 day grace period in case I changed my mind, but I doubt I will. As time goes on, I feel that my value to most others as a person seems to be less and less. I don’t need Facebook to show me all of the useless and while sometimes amusing, lack of anything real. With this in mind, I decided to do the actual deletion, and removed the link from my .tel address as well as removed the link from my Social Network Page.
So what happens if someone wants to get in touch with me? Well, believe it or not, there is more to the Internet other than Facebook and Porn. When doing a Google search, one of my websites should show up. I can be reached via email, and Hangouts for IM communications. My Google Voice number supports SMS and MMS. If you are reading this post, you can reach me easily. Simply put, I don’t care if most people don’t know how to reach me. Almost everyone that were “Facebook Friends” have other ways to reach me.
So, what does this mean? Well, nothing really changes. I rarely went on, and typically went on once a week, and from what I seen, I was never impressed. I still have email, and telephone. People interested in anything I may have to say can follow me on Twitter. In the end, the world will continue to spin, and I will have little consequence over deleting my Facebook Account.
If a company requires that I have Facebook, then I simply won’t do business with them. There are alternatives, and until there are no alternatives, I don’t see me going back.