I count myself lucky to have a dozen or so real friends. No I don’t count Facebook friends as real friends. Not all anyway. Some people claim to have hundreds of Facebook friends, bullshit. This dilutes the whole concept of friend. A friend is a person who will buy you lunch, drive you home, and tell you that you don’t suck even when you know you really do. A friend will tell you the truth even if it hurts, and somehow it works out anyway. A friend is a person who is on your side even when you’re not. Friends have conversations around the fire-pit.
How can a Facebook friend compete with that?
I started a Facebook account a few years ago and since my son deleted his account I haven’t found a single interesting or relevant post. So I think I will be following my son’s lead and delete my account. This has nothing to do with internet privacy, or some of the current practices of Facebook, which I find creepy and invasive. It’s their right to do whatever they want with the information, hey people are dumb enough to post personal stuff they get what they deserve. I am deleting my account because I find the entire experience unfulfilling and tedious.
Can anyone give me a compelling reason not to delete my Facebook account?