In a frenzy of simplification, I took what feels like a radical step – I deactivated my Facebook account. I know that Facebook is a good thing for many people, but for me, it always seemed to be at best, a distraction and at worst, a colossal waste of time. It was just one more bit of draining minutiae in my day.
Sure, I was able to keep tabs on many true friends…and a whole bunch of people who I would have considered acquaintances 20 years ago, plus a solid handful of complete strangers. It’s funny – I had no attachment or investment in Facebook and yet it felt like a bold move, a political statement even, to click the button against Facebook’s own adamant insistence that I stay.
I feel a small sense of loss at my new disconnectedness but a large sense of relief. Hmm…what else in my life can I deactivate?