Fair Warning: I’m Out of Facebook

Facebook was already full of holes. I just illustrated it.
Facebook was already full of holes. I just illustrated it.
Mmmmm. Chocolate Colt .45 combined with symbolic suicide of Facebook...
Mmmmm. Chocolate Colt .45 combined with symbolic suicide of Facebook...

As the years of my chronic dissatisfaction with Facebook have progressed, I am deciding, finally, to get out of it all together.

If you want to keep up with me, which as a rule you do not, this is where you can find me, at richardbarron.net. But I know that with a few exceptions, you don’t have me as a Facebook friend to keep up with me. You have me as a friend because you want to imagine yourself as the center of attention.

I also feel like I am being bullied. Every company posts their web site at the end of their television ad, plus the words, “Find us on Facebook.” With literally millions of websites on the internet, we are given the possibility of such creative diversity, and yet we are all funneled into just one web site. Popularity is mediocrity.

Done with Facebook
As of midday Monday, March 5, 2012, I have deactivated my Facebook account.

Bookmark richardbarron.net and any or all of the blogs here at richardbarron.net. For most of you, The Giant Muh is the best choice to keep up with our lives, but all the richardbarron.net blogs are good. This is where you can find me.

Happy Facebookless Richard looks happier than unhappy Facebooky Richard.
Happy Facebookless Richard looks happier than unhappy Facebooky Richard.
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8 Comments

  1. Another way to look at it:

    -“Wow, did you see his web page! It was amazing!”

    -“Wow, did you see his Facebook page? It was identical to every other Facebook page!”

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  2. Congratulations, Richard. Your IQ has now increased. :-)

    Two years out for me, and I feel fine.

    “…bullied…”

    Let’s not forget all the news sites and tech blogs that you can’t comment on unless you’re signed into Facebook.

    I have *much* more meaningful contact with friends and family since I’ve left that site.

    Oh, and “I saw his web page. It was amazing!”

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  3. Another story:

    “Is this going to be in the newspaper?” -Girl

    “Yes.” -Me

    “I’ll put it on Facebook too.” -Mom

    “OMG! IGC!” -Girl

    IGC = “I’m gonna cum.”

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