I’ve been off Facebook for 4 months now. I met another convert yesterday who has also deleted Facebook. Although, his story was pretty scary in that his account is somehow opened again, and he has no access to it. WOW! NUTS!
I just read something this morning that was really interesting.
Facebook is considering getting rid of the “LIKE” button. Why?
There appears to be a variety of reasons. TWO WORDS!
Social media has a way of making people comparing themselves to others in a negative way. People begin to feel inadequate. They don’t measure up to others, or at least that’s how they feel. What’s interesting about all of this is that the company itself recognizes this. They are experimenting with this in seven countries right now.
Here is the article if you want to read it for YOURSELF.
Pretty interesting stuff. And pretty sad as well. I’ve been a part of that cycle in the past. I don’t miss it at all. Oh wait, yes I do. From time to time my EGO misses the attention it received based upon my posts.
Which is another reason for ditching Facebook (IMO). The choice is ultimately yours.
My suggestion with respect to social media.
- Delete the app from your phone. If you find yourself gravitating to your phone for it, you may need to take a break.
- Go 30 days without any social media and see how you feel.
- Count the Cost. What’s the benefit of social media to you? Is it helping you make money? Is it for business purposes? Is it sucking your time and energy? What is the true cost of it for you?
I CAN DO…SO CAN YOU