Why I Quit Facebook

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Yup. I quit!! :) last night. All I need to do now is not open it for 14 days and its gone for ever and ever.. :).


Ask me why:

– I never liked it: Back in 2007 when my friends in UK introduced me to it. It was all about poking and throwing things at each other.  I kind of had it in parallel to orkut until 2008-2009. That was when orkut went nuts with their UI and I decided to switch to FB. What was then a community of amateur who focused poking had become a huge social network. Almost everybody I knew was on it.. soon I had 500 “friends” (all people I knew). And I was turning into silly facbook zombie


-Symptoms of silly facebook zombie:

Opening up facebook randomly to check updates

A crave for attention almost equal to the crave for human flesh

A desire to post photos/posts which make you facebook “like”-able

A desire to stalk your ex

Sever mood swings when not enough people like your posts

– The privacy issue: The privacy issues hit me hard. I set my profile to the highest security level.. yet I was not too happy. Some random guy always ended up finding me. Moreover, as I advanced professionally, I felt the need for data privacy.


-The final blow – The new UI: That really got me. I hated the direction it was going. Becoming more cluttered. Making me see things that I didnt want to see. On the whole it disappointed me. FYI: I abhor the new gmail interface. Whats with silicon valley UI designers… have they lost their brains? Do they think about screen sizes before they make their awesome webpages?


Anyways… I am out! I have tried it before.. lets say I never had the balls to go ahead with it completely (believe me I think its like fighting an addiction).. but this time I shall hope to hold strong. I remember my prof say this: Why facebook when you have an email?As always there are 100s of ways to get in touch with me.. but facebook will not be one of them.


One Response to “Why I Quit Facebook”

  1. Eddie Says:
    January 14th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations, I think I will also be deleting my soon. As it is i have not checked it in weeks. I get quite annoyed when facebook invites are used in lieu of real communication. I almost missed an acquaintance’s birthday! ha.

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