Facebook = Giant Time Suck.
About a month ago, I officially deleted my Facebook account.
The reasoning behind this was simple. That book I read about branding and marketing made me realize that the people behind Facebook already knew I was addicted and were now trying to find ways to keep me on there longer in order to show me more advertisements. (BOO!) Even though I was keeping up with friends across the world via the miracle of modern technology, I was also sacrificing real connections in lieu of status updates. (DOUBLE BOO!) The worst was when I noticed that I was ignoring my kids saying "mommy, come read to me, play with me" because I was checking Facebook...again... (SUPER BOO!)
The fact is, I loaded my plate this year. Besides my New Year Resolutions and my To-Do List, I also have both my husband's and my children's commitments to honor and support. Phew! I can't be doing all that PLUS managing my life if I am constantly distracted and wasting precious hours here and there living in the fantasy world of Facebook.
It's a time suck and I don't need it. Besides, I have this blog to satisfy my need for online narcissism.