This evening, I had an epiphany. I again came to the understanding that I don’t need yet another corporate overlord.
So I quit Facebook. I’ve done it several times before. And this time may not last. But it felt right to just cut the cord. I have been reading too much about Facebook conducting research on its subscribers who failed to fully read and comprehend the terms of service, which permits Facebook to treat its subscribers as guinea pigs. And it just pissed me off.
Don’t get me wrong. I like what Facebook does for me. It keeps me connected to people with whom, otherwise, I would be unlikely to stay in touch. I like being able to stay connected with some media outlets and businesses that post on Facebook. I enjoy the interaction. But I am just sick and tired of Facebook and damn near every other business that uses and abuses its capacity to manipulate me. Pardon me, but screw them!
I’ve become dependent on Facebook. It’s an easy-to-use resource that feeds me information. I need a different diet. Maybe I’ll start using Twitter. Maybe I’ll refrain from anything but my blog. The people who want to know what I’m up to can find me here. And they can share their updates here. And they can start their own blogs and Twitter accounts and I can follow them there. But, for now, I won’t be following them on Facebook. I do hope I have just a little bit of discipline.