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.