Facebook, I am sooo over you (sort of)
This isn’t an easy note to write. We’ve been together a while now and it’s fair to say in that time you’ve become an integral part of my life. But I think it’s time we parted company. I need my space. Not MySpace. Just my space. My own space… Oh, you know what I mean…
I fondly remember our tentative beginning. I didn’t really know what I was doing. I was fumbling around to be honest, and all that you had to offer was overwhelming. But we kind of gelled, and it wasn’t long before I was addicted. I told you all my secrets. The games we played whiled away many an hour. Scrabble, FarmVille, Cafe World… It was almost too much fun. I found myself thinking about you all the time, stealing valuable moments just to be with you.
But I see now that comes at a price. There is an unstable side to you. You’ve changed more than once. Just when I thought I was getting used to you, along came another look, another way of doing things, and I was confused all over again. I don’t think you understand, Facebook. People like stability.
At the same time I’ve become increasingly frustrated with you. I’ve found you more and more temperamental lately. Sometimes you just don’t want to communicate with me, and I find that so hard to take. I stare at your error messages or the rotating pointer thingy on screen and I scream, “JUST WORK!” But it falls on deaf ears. Then you come back like nothing has happened. No apology.
Sorry, Facebook, but that doesn’t work for me.
It’s probably not surprising then that during those times you were ignoring me, I found solace with other social networks. Sorry that you have to read this, Facebook but I’ve been doing Twitter. It’s young, it’s fresh, there’s none of the… baggage! It’s simple and it’s decluttered. I know you see Twitter as a competitor. You even tried to rebrand yourself to be like it, but you’ll always be you.
So it’s with a heavy heart I say goodbye, Facebook. I’ve had my eyes opened and I’ve seen there’s more to life than you. It was a blast.
PS I guess we can still be friends? I might pop by now and again if that’s okay with you? Just to say hi…?