Strange as it may sound but I feel great! I have finally deleted my Facebook account. To be honest it was a great experience, 10 years ago I would have never gone on to a social networking site. However, in 2010 I decided to give it ago. To my surprise, it was brilliant, I reconnected with so many old friends from Hong Kong. I also met new ones, however I made a 'rule' for myself. When accepting a friend request, I told myself that I would not add anyone who I do not interact (or have interacted in the past) with.
Did I hold on to that? Well, there were one or two from America whom I didn't know but still added. However I only had 115 friends, out of which 40 were my colleagues. The rest were either family or friends.
So why did I got rid of it!? There are many reasons, and the one I am willing to share is that I spent more time on Facebook than with my family. May be I wasn't a 'posting-person' but I definitely read everyone's post.
People share all kind of stuff on the site, emotional, romantic, funny, political, religious and you name it ! Recently however, people started sharing something that I wish they never had. Videos of people being decapitated, mostly happening in Islamic countries or may be suppressed states. This really bothered me and I accidentally watched one. I could not take my mind of it. It took me a whole week to recover and my wife could see something was bothering me. Every time people posted or shared something that demoralised other communities or races, I was reminded of how cruel the Human race is. The amount of racist comments or pictures that are shared on Facebook, in reality the same could result in a prison sentence. Anyway it is deactivated now, I can focus more on my real life and maybe more time for my nitnem? ;)