We now have a Quit Facebook Day. Are you in?
Quiting Facebook is becoming fashionable now. A couple of high profile online celebrities have announced that they have deleted their Facebook profiles. We are also noticing reports that a lot of regular users are discarding Facebook after the recent privacy concerns.
Since, we are talking about the internets… A group of people have announced the Quit Facebook Day.
They are going to celebrate it on May 31. As of now 457 people have committed to quit. This number is mmm insignificant if we compare it to the number of registered users on Facebook.
The site hosting the ‘event’ states:
Quitting Facebook isn’t easy. Facebook is engaging, enjoyable and quite frankly, addictive. Quitting something like Facebook is like quitting smoking. It’s hard to stay on the wagon long enough to actually change your habits. Having peer support helps, but the way to quit Facebook is not to start a group on Facebook about leaving Facebook.
Part of quitting is understanding the nature of the problem, and there have been a number of recent articles and posts that do a much better job than us at articulating what’s wrong with Facebook. We encourage you to read them and form your own opinions. Moving on will be easier to do when you have made a clear and conscious choice about why you’d prefer your online life to be Facebook-free.