I’m always about 10 (or 20) steps behind technology, fads, and crazes. I purchased my first cell phone about 2 years ago (still questioning the necessity of that one), and I only fairly recently started a facebook account. The novelty, at first, drew me to searching for old friends, logging in to see who had sent a friend request, and scrolling through the tidbits and gems posted by others.
After a while, though, I couldn’t help but notice that the people I had the most contact with in “real” life were the only ones I was sending messages to on facebook, and the people who went on “be my facebook friend” rampages usually never contacted me again after the friend request. I also discovered that facebook, after that brief “hey, this is kinda cool” initiation, is actually quite useless.
I found myself logging in less and less. Catching up on the latest drivel had lost its luster. (Who has time to not only do so many boring things, but then turn around and post all day long on facebook about it?)
After one too many ex-boyfriends and (the last straw) my brother’s ex-wife sought me out on facebook, I decided it was time to pull the plug. Moving as often as I do, it is pretty difficult to track me down. Facebook helped me discover that I rather prefer it that way.