In working my five-year plan, I have become rather too busy to write blogs of late. However, I’m currently in the process of falling out with facebook and am intending to move more of my personal output onto this blog, so things will be changing here soon.
I don’t know if I’m old-fashioned, but the idea of controlling my own content appeals to me, and facebook is just a little to chaotic to be able to do that. It’s one of those things I’ve been ambivalent about for some time; is it valuable or not?
Value lies, I think, in creating not consuming. Facebook, while allowing creation, strongly encourages consumption on an unprecedented scale. Even if I go to facebook with a plan, the temptation is there to click around and lose an hour without even thinking about it. Sure it’s fun. Sure it’s social. If I ditch my account, I may well cease to exist for a number of my contacts there. Is that such a bad thing? That is what has to be decided.
What are your experiences with facebook? What kind of value does it add to your life? What thoughts have you had (if at all) about quitting facebook?