I Deleted Facebook and I’m So Happy
I created a Facebook account when I was thirteen. If you ask me, I was way too young. My parents were constantly “creeping” on what I was saying or who I was talking to, then there was the time where a relative told my parents I was “doing drugs at a concert” when D.R.U.G.S. was just the band’s name, and then there’s the countless political arguments I was in with people I’d never even met.
Now I deleted it.
30 days ago, I finally said “enough is enough.” Personally, the only Facebook-branded services I used were Instagram and Facebook Marketplace. So I cut out any Facebook-specific service. And who could delete Instagram? Not me.
This isn’t a “social media cleanse” because if I’m not working or binge-watching Law & Order, I’m probably either watching this guy impersonate Shrek on TikTok or scrolling mindlessly through Twitter.
But Facebook showed me that enough was enough.
A lot is wrong with tech companies like Amazon and Google, but of the major players, Mark Zuckerberg is the only original CEO still at the company following Jeff Bezos’ step-down last month. Facebook continues to have a toxic relationship with the community, the public, and their consumers. They are the abusive boyfriend who refuses to leave.
Facebook exerts a lot of red flags, such as how the company’s original founder wrote a 2019 New York Times opinion piece declaring that Facebook needs to be broken up. There’s also the new information on racist hiring practices from the company. Or what about the time Mark Zuckerberg was under fire for threatening Instagram and Snapchat to buy them, along with copying TikTok’s entire platform.
Besides, I’m 25. What do I need Facebook for anyway? The only cause to use it was to stay connected to friends and family. Since the 50s, people just called each other. That works too.