“What would I do? How would I reach and communicate with people? How will I know what’s going on?”
I Deleted My Facebook Account and This is What I Found
Timothy R. Myers
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This was my main concern when I first logged out last year (I haven’t deleted my account, I just haven’t logged in since Nov. 2015. I don’t have the app on my phone). I still kinda feel I’m missing out a bit, knowing how many friends announced their engagements💍, babies👶, and/or divorces💔 — I was the last one to know about any.

But — full disclosure — this was my concern everytime I took long breaks. I made it a habit to take 2-month FB sabbaticals at least twice-a-year for the past five years. Great for personal sanity😊, but when I logged back in, A LOT of friends would have major life changes like those mentioned.

Then… I remember the conversation that made me log out last November.😡 When January came, I couldn’t think of a single good reason to log back in. I’m really glad I didn’t get into this year’s election-year swamp. I haven’t logged into Twitter since August.

Naysayers think not using FB is a pretentious way to show you’re better than those who still do. Not true. It’s just a welcome relief from daily dose of social junk food.