I wrote an overlong blog entry about my plan to quit Facebook next month, but this list of reasons combed from a conversation I had with my friend Natalee pretty well sums it up without all the excess rhetoric:
1. I’m addicted to it, and it’s eating up too much of my time.
2. I’m getting tired of thinking of people in terms of images.
3. I want to try letting my memories be memories instead of these bizarre entities that I don’t know how to process and kind of make me feel icky.
Nothing to do with security concerns or anything like that. As far as using it to promote my website, I feel as though it’s not really doing me any favours, and that the time would be better spent focusing on content.
Paul Carr hates social media, Gary Vaynerchuk loves it:
Louis CK thinks everything’s amazing, but nobody’s happy: