Facebook’s startling new ambition is to shrink – The Verge

Last November I decided it was time to cut the cord with Facebook. Believe it or not I had extra time on my hands so I started walking around my neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles which then led to my going to the gym which then led to me watching what I ate. Well since November I have gone from 224 pounds to 190 today. I am bench pressing as much as I did when I was in my 30s and I am 63. I can’t say that leaving Facebook was the only reason but it was a beginning.

I think I’m not the only one who has decided that Facebook was not a place they wanted to frequent anymore. I have posted the article that I wrote on my blog when I left Facebook and deactivated my account on Twitter and it has been accessed a lot. I’m not sure if I’m going to go back to Facebook now that they’ve had this new revelation. I fear if I go back now they will just go back to their old ways. Hey, I’m not saying that I individually was the cost for this change in there trying to reach people through their social media platform. But just like cable companies are adjusting to people cutting the cord I think Facebook started noticing that people were deactivating their account.

Just in case you want to deactivate your account be ready for an onslaught of Facebook guilt. They will show you pictures of your friends that you are so called leaving behind. I reached out to all of those friends of mine who are on Facebook and told him that I wasn’t going to be there anymore but it didn’t mean that I did not want to stay in touch. Some have stayed in touch and some have not but that’s the price you have to pay to be confident in who are really your friends.

I’m not saying you’ll lose 35 lb but I know that you’ll have a lot more valuable time on your hands is if Facebook is not in your life. Spend that time with friends and family in the real world and I promise you you’ll be a happier person.

AVB
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0 Replies to “Facebook’s startling new ambition is to shrink – The Verge”

  1. I’m trying to cut the cord but FB is still the best way for me to stay in touch with distant family and friends. I’ve learned to avoid political discussions with strangers, that’s a serious waste of energy and time.

    1. Trust me, I know. Most of my family and friends has not moved to Israel. It turns out that Israel is very expensive to call. So I can no longer afford to calling them. So I’m out of touch with my family or what’s left of it. But I have to say that leaving Facebook was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I may go back but I don’t want to go back so quickly that they think they’re getting us back, they need to understand that making one press release statement about shrinking there content is not going to do it for me. I miss you on Facebook a lot

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