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I’m not on Facebook as myself any longer, my New Year’s Resolution was to stop using it for personal use.

I figured the best way to make that stick was to delete my account1 and make it impossible2 to accidentally (or even purposely) login within the 14 day self destruct sequence, which automatically cancels the deletion request.

I’m just going to use it to administer my Facebook “community” pages now, quite anonymously. I still have a bogus personal account - I need one, to log in and be able to admin my pages - but I’m just going to keep it “friend-free” and not use it for messaging or anything.

I just feel like Facebook has become a bit of a noose around my neck. It became something I felt like I’d have to keep using for the rest of my life, and I see too many people for whom that is their whole life. The “ha ha look at me crowd” isn’t something I want to be part of but my decision is also tinged with a bit of jealousy that all these people do great things like walk through jungles and climb mountains and sun themselves on beautiful beaches and so on, things which are not possible for me anymore.

I felt I was getting a bit bitter about that - it was causing a ripple in my pool - and thought it best to spare my “friends” (many of whom I’ve never met and never will!) from my ever-growing cynicism about the world in general, and their part in it!

I needed to get away from all that and focus on the important stuff - keeping my job and looking after my family. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life looking like a laptop lid, I want to start making things like I used to before computers came along.

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  • ^1 http://www.wikihow.com/Permanently-Delete-a-Facebook-Account
  • ^2 To make it impossible for me to accidentally login to Facebook from another computer I did 2 things:
    1. I changed my Facebook password to something I could never remember - by just blindly rattling out about a dozen characters on my keyboard and temporarily copying and pasting that as needed.
    2. I changed my primary email address to a temporary one, and removed my “real” email address from the address list in my Facebook account settings.

    Once I’d finally gone through the account deletion process I deleted both my password and the temporary email account so there’s no way I can possibly login to my old account now - it’s history.

    Hitting that delete button was a strange feeling, actually, but I’ve already started to feel like a weight has been lifted off me. It feels good!

    My real friends know where I am and how to contact me if they need to.

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