I am not mad at anyone. I am just done with the social madness where folks hide behind a computer screen, playing silly games and sharing way too much information voluntarily.
To me, Facebook seems like a data mining application, one that everyone lines up to be a part of something that doesn't exist while feeding data bases somewhere with information about your political party preference, religious beliefs, purchase and social habits.
Information is being gathered on all of us, every minute of every day there are databases being updated with data on each of us. Even this blog post will be put into a database somewhere to be used at a later date to possibly sell me something.
Why make it easy for someone to buy information about ourselves and then use it to market to us and sell us things. All the LIKE'ing for businesses, products and services, has turned Facebook into just another place for me to get harassed to buy this or that or to believe in this or that.
I've noticed that if anyone thinks different than the group, the group turns on the individual in an attempt to discredit them. Facebook ... who needs it? NOT ME!
I quit Facebook.
I am tired of reading posts that piss me off. I am tired of watching all the hours people piss away, wasting precious time that can be used to make ones life better instead of complaining about it publicly for the entire world to see. Who cares?
I am done with being "sold to." I don't want to LIKE your products or services anymore. I don't care how good they may be... I am sick of being bombarded with Ads.
My inbox is full of junk mail. My email is being sold. My information is being sold. All of us... everything that we do on any social media site is gathered to form an intelligence on us so that we can be the next victim to someone somewhere trying to sell us something.
I quit Facebook and it feels good.
Please don't be offended. I still like all of my friends and family but I am now only going to talk to you in real life. No more Facebook. I'm done with it. It's creepy and scary to me. It's morphing into something that is out of "1984", a book written by George Orwell about Big Brother watching.
Big Brother is doing more than watching us... it's gathering information on us, valuable intelligence so that how we think or how we vote can be manipulated.
People are suggestible. Once your magic buttons of life are known, you can easily be made to believe something that will help someone else have personal gain, even if it causes you pain.
For me, I am not playing anymore. Yes, the machines in the clouds will continue to gather information on me but I am making a choice; no longer am I going to make it easy. I am using my power of "NO" and no longer will I willingly give valuable data away about myself.
So long Facebook. You were a great tool to reconnect me with friends that I had made throughout my life. You even were instrumental in helping to reunite my cousin and me; just in time for Uncle Al to witness before he passed.
Facebook... thanks for the memories. I am ending our relationship. It's YOU, not me...