Below is an email I sent out to some of my friends and family a few weeks ago. When I sent the email, I deactivated my FB acct. Today I deleted it.
As many of you already know, I don’t like Facebook. It is hard for me to articulate all of the reasons why I feel FB is destructive, but the article below touches on many of them.
In a recent conversation I had with my son, I realized the inconsistency of maintaining a Facebook account at all (I got one so I could hear from some of you). I think in retrospect that was a mistake, because the simple act of maintaining an account lends support, and I really don’t want to even lend support.
Let me be clear: I think Facebook is destructive to our privacy, destructive to our relationships, and exists only to serve itself. Participating on Facebook ultimately hands over a vast power in our life to a hostile enemy.
I’ve put this off for far too long. I regret to announce — this is The End. I am going now. I bid you all a very fond farewell. I don’t expect I shall return. In fact, I mean not to.