Yes, Facebook is fun. Yes, I got in contact with a lot of people I'd missed from various times and places in my life. Yes, FB does make it easy and convenient to keep up with people all in one place.
- It eats up too much of my time. Enough said.
- It's just gotten too difficult to keep track of privacy issues. Every time FB changes -- and it seems to do so constantly -- there's yet another privacy headache to keep track of. FB has had problems in the past with revealing information meant to be private, giving information away to other companies, and generally doing whatever it wants with details that were meant to be nobody else's business. (I didn't even give FB that much information to work with. Imagine all the people who gave out their addresses, telephone numbers, cell numbers and all other sorts of potentially trackable (and lucrative) information, just because FB requested it.)
- Most of the stuff I want to share online gets posted here anyway, and the rest can be handled with relatively mindless and/or pithy Twitter updates. If it matters that much to people to keep up with me (and I'm not harboring any illusions that it will, for about half my FB friend list), they'll find their way here eventually, no?
ETA: gahh. I reFacebooked again. Sucked down into the gaping maw that is social media!!