5 Things I So Don't Miss About Facebook Since I've Quit

facebookYesterday I wrote a post about the things I miss about Facebook since I quit a month or so ago. So, naturally, a counterpoint post is in order today. While it's true, there are things I miss about the social networking site, there are definitely -- definitely -- things I don't. Like, at all. So in the spirit of evening things out -- and firing everyone up! -- here are 5 things I so don't miss about Facebook.


Being tagged in photos. Does anyone's heart skip a beat when they log on and see that little red flag at the left-hand side of the screen indicating they've been tagged in photos (in a good way)? Honestly, I hated that. I always felt kind of violated. Nine times out of 10 I didn't like the way I looked in these photos -- and what if I don't want my boss knowing I was out boozing it up last night again?

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The whole privacy thing. I don't know, man. Seems like every day Facebook changes their privacy policy and presents these changes to its users in some convoluted, euphemistic jargon. I didn't like that. I could never keep up with what was going on, and what settings I should have had my account set to. But I always felt like I was doing something wrong, and someone was basically going to take every photo off of my account and use them for a sex ad in Russia or something.

The wasting of time. True story, I finish work about a half hour early each day, thanks to my not having Facebook. In between writing posts, I'd always log in, see what was up, and then I'd inevitably wind up going down some rabbit hole into someone's life I haven't physically seen in 15 years. Glad that's over.

Getting minute-by-minute updates of what people's babies/pets/selves are doing. Waking up ... Brushing my teeth ... Getting coffee ... Farting. I know, I know, I know, you can block people who you feel post too much on Facebook. I know. But I'm just saying -- there are some people out there who post way too much. And I didn't block them. I can't answer you as to why I didn't. I just didn't, okay!

No more Facebook comparisons. Honest to god, I'm happier without Facebook. Truly. And I didn't make this connection until recently. I noticed that I've been feeling kind of good lately -- and for no reason in particular. Just more content. I definitely think this has to do with the fact that I'm no longer a part of the Facebook world. I'd be lying if I said I never compared my life to other people's "Facebook lives." It's nice to be living in the real world these days, as opposed to the social media one. 

Did you quit Facebook? Do you miss it? Happy you did?


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