Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kfred likes leaving Facebook

After a one year foray, I deactivated my personal  Facebook account this morning.    And I don't think I am going to miss it a bit. 

Like a lot of businesses and organizations, the cheap-assed Board of Directors thought that we could create interest and attain new levels of critical thinking by sampling and observing the thoughts of others.  This premise was dismally shot down within the approximate first 20 minutes of activation of our account a year ago.  And nothing has changed in the meantime.   

The facts that you like/are a fan of 1)apple pie, 2)boots made of meat, 3) goats wearing Catholic school girl uniforms, or have a farm and want to share your harvest with me (or any of a number of particular concepts) is actually quite boring to me.  Likewise, I am confident most people don't care of my thoughts of today's weather, where I am traveling, or viewing action photos of the Misfits. 

To paraphrase Betty White's recent observation of Facebook, "It seems like an incredible waste of time."    I agree since after all, why would I want to engage and write about topics that are stupid, mindless, and nonsensical?  That seems like a duplication of efforts. 

4 comments:

  1. I highly agree with you. And although my account is still 'active', you'd never know it. IF I do ever sign on, it's only to retrieve e-mails or postings on my wall that some distant friends of mine INSIST on communicating only via Facebook. I always had my account set to invisible so no one would know I was there.

    I like it that way...

    Congrats on your termination determination. You might have just given me the inspiration to do the same.
    :-)

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  2. HEY PAL!! AS COO CREATOR OF ME( THE GREEN COMIC)I BELIEVE THAT, WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS A COP OUT!!!THE ONLY TWO(2) FORUMS THAT I HAVE ARE FACEBOOK, AND THE IDIOCY KNOW AS FLATLINE THINKING!! SO MR. KFRED PULL YOUR HEAD OUT, AND JOIN THE FOLLOWERS! RE-ACTIVATE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.FOLLOW THE REST OF THE LEMMINGS OFF THE CLIFF!!!

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  3. If there ever were a reason for dropping out of Facebook, this is it.

    The two comments above offer a demonstrative example of the extremes of our readership demographics: the first is a classy response from a generous lady with well-meaning intent. The second is an over-capitalized, punctuation challenged, anger-filled rambling posted by a retread has-been whom spends more time stealing old jokes than developing his own new ones.

    (n)Flatline Thinking: Doing our part to address the intellectual levels of society's extreme ends.

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  4. So, does this mean you don't want part of my harvest?

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