Two months ago I disabled my Facebook account. My friends keep asking me why and I didn’t know what to tell them.
At the time I felt like I was acting on a whim, but in hindsight I can think of a number of reasons why I might have quit:
Nice things about having quit Facebook:
Annoying things about having quit Facebook:
That’s all I have so far. Let me know if I have missed anything.
I do realize that most of my Facebook concerns are not security concerns. Asides from managing my settings and photos, my reasons for quitting Facebook are of a more social nature. I’d also like to point out that all of the good things about having quit Facebook have far more value than the petty annoyances, even though the list is a bit shorter. The fact that I don’t have to worry about one more aspect of my internet security is an added bonus.
If I were a celebrity, perhaps I would have to make myself a placeholder account like that of Mikko Hypponen, who probably has completely different reasons for not being on Facebook than I.
CC image by momo.
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