Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Breaking up with FB

I finally gathered enough resolve to deactivate my Facebook Account.  The greater show of strength would have been to successfully minimize the usage but that was far from happening.

Reasons for bidding goodbye:

1. Too much info about people I am not interested in. Sorry. That needs editing. I mean - Too much info about people I should not be interested in but I am. (I'll rewrite Robbe-Grillet's The Voyeur.) Hence lots of pathetic hither-thither movement of my virtual self. So and so's marriage, so and so's exam, so and so cried or died. Bleh.

2. Wasting time. (FB Tata has been compensated by greater hello Twitter BUT that will be brought under control.)

Reasons enough.

Facebook behaves like an annoying clingy boyfriend when you try to leave . The most pathetic being, showing you your friends' DP, with the caption "xyz will miss you". I actually laughed out loud when they showed me that page. They bid you a final goodbye (after you have avoided being seduced back into temptation) by saying something like - We hope you'll be back soon. ARRRGH.

Okay let's see how long this lasts. Wish me luck. 

3 comments:

sunil said...

Will miss your original witty and funny one liners.....fb has nice filters to remove what and who you dont want to see.....time factor ofcourse is genuine reason......good luck..

moo-moo said...

Was 'filtering' at such an alarming rate that there was no point in it after a while. :P

Simantini Sinha said...

Leaving FB feels bad, but the non-FB time rocks! But then we lesser mortals fall for its trap all over again and re-activate the account to get connected. And that's the end of the motivation!