Facebook – Deleted

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been a frequent poster on FB since 2006. I was that annoying person who posts every little detail (actual post from 2006 – “Out walking the dog”) and I was the person who reminded you every day to check out my choir’s next show (my new chorus, LGCSF is performing next Saturday!). I have posted many, many pictures of my dogs and other people’s dogs, as well as random things I found in the world including silly things for sale in the Skymall catalog.

True, I took this from Overstock.com - but I swear I have a picture I took of this somewhere.

True, I took this from Overstock.com – but I swear I have a picture I took of this somewhere.

Then I saw Terms and Conditions May Apply. I already knew some of these things were true, I mean, I knew I wasn’t reading my terms and conditions, so I can’t say it was a total shock – except that it felt a lot like one. It scared me. A lot. 

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Over the years, I had expressed my concern about the digital world and my privacy. I had posted from time to time that I was planning to get off FB, and I did everything I could think of to increase my privacy, including changing my name and avoiding details about where I live and work. I even deactivated it once or twice, but never considered seriously cutting out all together till I saw that movie. Really, you ought to see it. No sense in hiding your head in the sand.

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But then it sort of faded from my memory…it was easier to just go on pretending I didn’t really know. Till I saw this video about FB’s new “feature.”

Yup. So that did it. I deleted my account and don’t see going back any time soon. Which, in part, means more posts here, I’m guessing. And which also means more meaningful emails and phone calls. At least, that’s what I’m envisioning.

That said, here’s today’s cute picture of Bodhi and his friend Max.

Aren’t they cute?

Aren’t they cute?

 

 

 

 

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Femme Fairy Godmother on June 25, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I haven’t left Facebook yet – but I haven’t watched that film either. I am posting less often and I’m definitely not participating in those “what kind of XYZ” are you things. It never once occurred to me that was a marketing ploy! We get complacent. I hope you’re enjoying your life offline. I wish everything didn’t have to be so commercial.

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