I got rid of Facebook. I didn’t check it too often, and I’d already whittled down the list of people whose updates appeared on my feed. I read somewhere, (probably on twitter) that:
Facebook connects you with people you know, but don’t like.
Twitter connects you with people you like, but don’t know.
Checking several social media sites was wearisome, especially for such little reward. There are only so many BuzzFeed articles and happy-couple-being-happy pictures I’ll click on. I scrolled through the list of “friends” to see who I would miss. As I did so, I discovered that several people on that list weren’t even on Facebook anymore. Some were married, others had kids. Some landed amazing jobs thousands of miles away, others were still in school because knowledge is power.
I got rid of Tumblr. That one was a tougher decision. Tumblr’s digital art, feminist essays, and improper grammar will be missed. Even as I deleted my account, the warning said that everything will disappear, even “the love we shared.” The inconvenient truth is that I didn’t check it anymore. I follow most of the same people on twitter anyway, so I’ll see their posts there. I just couldn’t invest enough time to justify yet another social network to keep up with.
P.S.- This isn’t a real post.