Monday, October 8, 2012
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012...
I BID YOU FAREWELL, MARK ZUCKERBERG...
( AND THE ADDICTION YOU INTRODUCED TO MILLIONS OF EARTHLINGS...
including me. )
I have one week left before I terminate my Facebook account. One month ago, I made the call to end it after my Homecoming weekend. I wondered if I would change my mind, but some recent events are only a catalyst to my conviction that this is the right thing to do for me.
I don't know how many people will actually read this blog post... so I figure I can make an effort to leave some personal messages behind with the Facebook Friends that I will miss when I disconnect.
There will be some faces that will not be effected by this move. I will pass on my email address if people want to continue a conversation and not loose the connection. I do have a feeling that pulling the plug will be the end of my contact with over half of my Facebook list.
I do want to extend a few Thank you's.
CHERIE: You were the first person that encouraged my involvement with Social Media. You were the one who "hounded" me the most. I finally caved... and now I am un-caving. I want to thank you for the chats we have had on line and for the moments we have shared in person. I trust that my terminating Facebook will not terminate our friendship. Thank you.
SEAN: You were my first Facebook friend. It has been fun seeing what you have been up to in your own world. You and your brother were the primary reasons I hooked up on Facebook in the first place. I wanted to keep up with the latest news. I know that I still get a fair share of the news via texting or Grandma... and the occasional family get together. Thank you.
SOUNDS FAMILIAR: I know that this thank you won't get to you via my blog... but I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to start up a Facebook page for the band and for the fun I had being a part of the action. Thank you.
DIVIA: You are the only Facebook friend that I have never personally met. You were the exception to my rule for Facebook friends. I hope one day that I will get to meet you. I have some great memories of my trip to Trinidad before you were born. I have so enjoyed your encouragement posts. I have saved quite a few. Thank you
LCBI CLASS OF 1987: It was because of you that I am postponing D-day until the Monday after Homecoming. It has been a joy connecting with a few classmates on Facebook prior to Homecoming. I don't feel like we will be such strangers. I look forward to this coming weekend and maybe the next one in another twenty five years. Thank you.
... AND THE BIGGEST THANK YOU OF THEM ALL...
MANFRED: My husband... you born the brunt of my Facebook addiction. It has had it's moments of joy, but I am looking forward to less time on the Ipad and more time hanging out with you face to face.
Over the next week, I hope to get some personal messages across to my Facebook friends, before I say good bye. If I miss you, you can always connect via email. I am not disappearing for good.
Big Hugs everyone. Lots of love going your way.
(soon to be ex-Facebook addict)