About a month ago I deleted my Facebook... So what causes a social media fiend to cut a life line? Well, there is usually only one reason people delete their Facebook. In days gone by to forget someone we’d delete their number and maybe burned a couple of photos and performed a voodoo ceremony (No? Just me... OK) But nowadays trying to get over or away from someone requires a something altogether more drastic. You know what I’m talking about.... DEACTIVATING YOUR FACEBOOK.
Last week two of my friends told me that they’ve deleted their Facebook.
“Who are you running away from?” I had to ask. Because that's the real reason... And hey, perhaps I had hoped that I had matured enough to handle my feelings better than casting an online voodoo spell... But guess what? I felt like I was 14 again and I was an angsty teen that can't help but sob into her pillow when things didn't go as I had hoped.
So personally, I recommend deleting Facebook, or should I say, “deactivating” it. Because guess what? You can’t DELETE your Facebook... you can deactivate and technically “erase” yourself from The Book... But once you sign back in all your photos, information and comments are restored like you had never disappeared... Am I the only one who finds that incredibly uncomfortable?
Back to the point, it can help because sometimes I know we’ve all found ourselves “accidentally” “browsing” on that certain guy or girl’s profile. Don’t worry, I’m not going to judge you, I’ve been there...
Also, you want to avoid a problem that can often happen thanks to Facebook stalking... Think of this situation, you’re chatting with this girl or guy you really like and you’re just chatting away all normal, and great and everything. That is until you say something like, “oh, like that time you went to Chilli’s with Anna and Josh.” Except, the only reason you know about this is BECAUSE YOU STALKED THEIR PROFILE NOT BECAUSE THEY TOLD YOU.
Luckily, I haven’t been in that position but I have had a few friends say something along those lines to me. But to be honest I’d be offended if my good friends DIDN’T stalk me.
It may seem drastic but it works... You will soon realise that that certain person will start to be further and further from your mind, but you will also realise just how much time can be wasted on social media sites without any meaningful benefit. So yes, please, deactivate your Facebook to get that rotter out of your mind and maybe when you realise how freeing it is you’ll keep it deactivated! Unluckily for me I came crawling back to its warming embrace a few weeks after my departure... Have you had any funny Facebook stalking moments? Or had to delete it because you became the stalker?!