It’s tempting to rationalize that political frustration is what’s causing so many Facebook “friends” to engage in the kind of comments online that they’d never in a million years consider saying in person.
But the sad fact is, from the start social media have fertilized the growth of asshole behavior.
I had considered pulling the plug on Facebook long before now but refrained from doing so only because I used my Facebook ID to log into Spotify.
Since I already have Apple Music, I’ve decided to quit both Facebook and Spotify. People who are my real-world friends already know how to contact me.
I’m also going to quit Twitter. I never use this service. Besides, if something important is tweeted, the lamestream media are quick to report it. Also headed to the trash heap: Pinterest, Instagram and Periscope. Good riddance.
The biggest advantage in deep-sixing Facebook is that I’ll suddenly become a lot more productive in other areas of my life.
In short, I’ve awakened to the realization that Facebook isn’t mass communication, it’s masturbation.