Six Weeks Off Facebook #facebookfast

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Yep, it’s been six weeks since I last went on Facebook. Wondering if I should go on to do an update for my followers there or just keep things status quo. Decisions, decisions. Just so you know I am still good without it.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

6 thoughts on “Six Weeks Off Facebook #facebookfast”

  1. It’s truly a corporation of evil. The fact we Have to do it makes Facebook kind of like a modern drug addiction. I delete it from my phone every week. Then reinstall it so I can catch up on events Or birthdays or with happenings of friends that I barely see without Facebook. I think honestly the problem is partially us and partially them. Everyone has a Facebook so it’s dominated there’s no alternative to keeping up with everyone. It’s also crucial for businesses and growth of selling your works, products etc. then of course it has live streams of Buddhist teachings I like to watch and the Buddhist temples use it for its event promotion so if I don’t sign on I miss a lot. What I’d like is for there to be no advertisements of politics or misinformation. For it to only allow altruism, kindness and truth. If you’ve made it this far without Facebook friend and you’ve no need to grow a brand or trend. Then rejoice and be free. Live free of it. The people who care about you will always find a way to get ahold of you should they want to

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  2. Good for you! I’m coming up to my 2-year exit anniversary and leaving was one of my best decisions. Yes, it can be hard sometimes to get info about social events, but I manage. And almost every week there’s new info about what an evil corporation it is, so I’m happy not to be spending time there.

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  3. Congrats!! If you can keep off; I would say do it! I only am on it to run my business page since they make you have a personal account. But I have not updated my personal account in over a year. It feels good!

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  4. I deleted my account for a short time. Before the deletion became permanent I went back on. It was a nice respite but in the end I’m glad I went back if only for the fact that it kept me in contact. I made new friends on FB through a Runners page, people I would have otherwise never known. Some I now consider to be close friends and have exchanged personal contact information with them. I’ve met two; a writer from Arizona and a music professor from L.A. The music professor actually helped get me through a personal crisis. My wife and I met her a few months later.
    While we still keep in contact personally FB just makes it easier. What I’ve also done is unfollow (not unfriend) the people who’ve become annoying.
    FB has a lot of faults and I’m hardly a Zuckerberg fan but I don’t find it to be the tool of the devil that some make it out to be. Just like many things in life, other media, eating, exercise, cell phone use, we have to be responsible adults.
    People come and go on FB for their own reasons. For myself I think I was just trying to make a rebellious statement.

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