I don’t blame Facebook. It’s not her fault for providing an outlet for people to share baby photos, cat photos, religious and political links, and updates about everything under the sun. But because all that stuff is being shared in a 24/7 news cycle that never sleeps, and further because I have no rules to accept someone’s friendship, it became too much.
I told Facebook to stop coddling me last weekend when I posted a picture from the folks at Facebook Sabbatical that I was taking a few days off. Those days were freeing and productive as I did very little online.
But after returning and the nonstop inane wall updates continuing, I decided I had enough. I posted an update Friday morning that I would be away for a week. I included my email address and phone number for anyone wanting to call me.
I will return seven days later and reassess. Either I’ll stick to using Facebook once a week; or I’ll say goodbye. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the blue F for years. The passage of time makes our straining relationship more clear.