Why I Stopped Using Facebook
Facebook used to be great
Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with your family and friends across the globe. I have used Facebook, and had a good time doing so. I was able to get in touch with some friends I haven’t seen or heard from in years.
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Facebook became very popular. It seemed like everyone and their brother had a Facebook account.
I noticed that certain places online request you to log on using Facebook. Since Facebook is so popular, I guess this is an okay feature IF YOU choose that option.
Things Went too far with Facebook
It got worse than that. I was writing articles on a certain site, and they tried to force me to “log in using Facebook.” There was no other way around it. I had to use my Facebook account, and not my user name and password to get in. I decided then, not to use my account and disable my Facebook. Not only would have friends and family have been able to see what I was writing online, but a whole world of strangers.
I have a pen name, like everyone else does, for a reason. Who’s business is it if I write about the best KY jelly? It isn’t my mothers, brothers, aunts or uncles business, that’s for sure.
I really did enjoy Facebook, up until that point
Facebook is something I used to communicate with friends and family. I do not want them knowing I write online, or even knowing what I write about. If I did want them to know, I would have told them. I was irritated, because I really did enjoy Facebook, up until that point.
I have noticed a growing number of other sites that offers you a choice to log in with Facebook. Why is Facebook everywhere you need to sign in? In my personal opinion, it is getting annoying.
If facebook wasn’t trying to butt into everything, I would still be using it. I am writing this to vent my frustrations. I do not believe I am the only person feeling this way.
I did not want them in my email, I did not want to be forced to hit the “like” button on anything to get a good deal (for the whole world to see what I purchased). That would have been grand, “Sara Likes…” when talking about Tampax. Yes, that would have went over real well for all of the family to see, I am sure.
If I have something I want to share with someone, I will share it. However, I do not want to get forced to share anything. I will never sign into an account using Facebook. I will not show my identity to a stranger, and I will not show my family and friends what I am writing about (it is better suited for an audience that is interested in the topic anyway). I do believe I should have a little privacy If Facebook wasn’t so nosey, I think I would still be using it. It is a great way to communicate, and a great way to get in touch with others. The games they offered were addicting too.
However, enough was enough when I could not access one of my accounts without signing into Facebook first.
I am looking forward to a new type of Facebook
What do we have email accounts for? It looks like Facebook is trying to replace email accounts. If that happens, I am sure the market will take advantage of this to the fullest. Can you imagine? What would be plastered on my wall for everyone to see? “Sara likes Tampax!!” How tacky would that be? I deserve privacy.
I am looking forward to a new type of Facebook. Something that lets you keep your personal business to yourself.
I am wondering what the next social networking site is going to be.
- Deception of Deactivated Facebook Accounts
As of December 2009 Facebook claims to have over 350 million users. Is this just a big charade to eventually sell for billions?