Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Leaving Facebook

I have decided to leave Facebook. I read an article recently that said those that give up all methods of instantaneous cyber social networking are doing a radical thing. I guess because I am old enough to remember a world without cell phones and internet I don't think it is a radical act. Quitting your job to go and volunteer for an aid agency in Africa is a radical act, leaving Facebook is not.
I watch people at work constantly texting and I wonder what is so interesting about the day to day minutiae of our lives that we have to constantly be sharing it. I don't carry a cell phone at all and when asked by a business or a person what my cell phone number is I am met with a look of shock when I tell them I don't have one. They probably just think I am a dinosaur and maybe I am.  There is something oddly liberating about not being wired constantly. A truly radical act would be to give up internet altogether. I am not there yet, but maybe in time.


  1. And here I though that we were the last people on the planet without a cell phone!! While I do like my facebook as a way to connect since I am a stay at home mom that doesn't get much social time, I am still staying far away from having a cell phone.

    I remember last year going for a walk around town with two new teachers. I was showing them the sights, but they couldn't stay off their cell phones for more than 5 minutes at a time. I never called them to walk again!

  2. I know...I find that super annoying and really socially rude. People constantly text....we are going to lose the ability to connect in the real world.