Why I Stopped Using Facebook – Reason #1


Update: I ended up creating a new Facebook account, here's why.

I couldn't control the news feed. It wasn't for lack of trying too. During the months leading up to the day when I deactivated my account, I put in a lot of effort to try to control my news feed. Here are some of the things I tried:

So anyway I did all that plus implemented a new rule for myself. Whenever I open up my Facebook news feed, I would go through the first 5-10 posts and evaluate them. If the post wasn't worth my time, in other words if it didn't add value to my life, the post will get blocked/hidden. If I notice that I keep blocking posts from the same person, I then “unfollow” that person.

All this worked for a week or two, but I still always ended up unsatisfied after browsing through my news feed. (Side note, infinite news feeds are evil!) After awhile I simply got tired of policing my news feed. Why was I wasting all this time trying to clean up my news feed, when I could be doing more productive things? So I simply quit. Deactivated my account and never had to deal with the news feed again.

Wow it feels good to write all this down. Thank you write.as!

Also thanks to bleak and pretty for the idea of using giphy to add memes on here.

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