I’ve spent the last three years trying to decide if it was worth it to be on Facebook or other social media platforms. There have been times it let me know about major life events for friends and family I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. It has allowed me to keep in touch with folks who would have otherwise been lost in the chaos that has been the last 20 years. However, it has also been the cause of waste and unhappiness.
A while ago, I wrote about a decision to cut way back on it (https://www.diligent5.org/?p=2069). As expected, I quickly fell victim to the features designed to keep people engaged. After further thought, I decided to fix that problem permenantly… I have deleted my account.
Will I miss seeing things from friends and family? Yes. But if you aren’t close enough to know how to reach me without facebook, I suppose life will go on independently for the both of us just fine. The bad far outweighs the good in my opinion. I’m sorry you fell victim to the purge.