Those of you that have been following for a while know that I absolutely hate Facebook. I do. Truly. With a passion. Twitter is worse but I’m not on that site so that hate doesn’t burn as hot. Of course, if I were forced to write a list of things I hate it would be really long and have to get updated on a daily basis but FB would be near the top.
I was active on it for a year or two when it was still “new” and “cool”, like everyone else, but quickly got annoyed by all the BS everywhere. I don’t give a shit about what some one-time friend had for lunch, or what motivational poster they liked. Also, the loss of privacy, the transparency of everyone’s information about every little detail of their life was terrifying. When I was in college I did a report on how ridiculously easy it is to steal identities that scares me to this day (really, all you need is a full name and a birthday). But it’s not just criminals, there’s Facebook stalking, potential employers, trolls, skeezy family members (I have stories), and all the other creepy shit that happens online. Continue reading