I don’t know about anyone else, but I have considered deleting my Facebook account many, many times.
At first, Facebook seemed fun. You could connect with existing friends, meet new people who you go to school with, and share status’ and photos with other people. All in all, it was a great way to connect with others.
As I have got older though, I feel as though Facebook is nothing but a troublemaker. You log on and see things you don’t want to see, and read things you don’t want to read. It messes with friendships, and it messes with relationships. Gosh, the amount of times I have been upset because of something I have seen or read on Facebook… I have lost count now.
Obviously, Facebook isn’t all bad – Otherwise I wouldn’t have an account, would I? Facebook is a great way to connect with friends, arrange events and parties, play games, keep in contact with old friends…. The list could probably go on.
I have considered deleting my account so many times, but there is always something stopping me. I hate the thought of being unable to contact people who I speak to on Facebook. I hate the thought of parties and events being arranged, and because I am no longer on Facebook, I get forgotten. I hate the thought of being forgotten in general, to be honest. If you update your status or upload photos regularly, people notice that you are still there. If you deleted your account, would people forget you even exist? I am part of a group for my uni course on Facebook, and we arrange socials, discuss work and assignments, and plan different things on there. That’s probably one of the main reasons I will not delete my account.
This is my dilemma. The good of Facebook definitely out weighs the bad, but surely if it is getting me down then I should delete it? I know that if I deleted my account though, it would drive me insane. I would feel the need to go on there and see what all my friends are up to.. or see if I am missing out on any social gatherings etc.
Does anybody else have any thoughts about this? Who else feels as though you would be missing out on a lot if you deactivate your account? Or, who has done it already?