I Just Quit the Social Platforms

A¬†few hours ago I deleted my Facebook account (an account I’ve I’ve diligently¬†held on to since around 2006/7, before Facebook was the rage), Instagram (I only tried it to follow my wife), Twitter (for the second and I hope last time), and finally, LinkedIn (which is now as bad as Facebook in terms of trash feed, only it populated “so-called” professionals – mainly young recruiters – who also just SPAM you after keyword searches).

And I can say this about it: I feel a relief.

Nothing to follow. Less clickbait. Less distraction. More time for me.

And the people I really care about…?

Oh fuck… I still know how to talk to them.

 

The big questions is probably: why?

And the answer is simple. I don’t trust any of the big socials services. And I want to limit how much of my identity (my soul) I’m giving away. I’m still with Google and Microsoft, but I am paying both of them.

I’m taking small steps. Feeling my way. But I can already stay I feel much better for it.