On 1 January 2012 I stopped using Facebook. That’s 3 years ago. I didn’t miss it for a second!
Here are three reasons why I stopped:
1. Waste of time
I felt I was wasting to much of my time on Facebook. Got enough to do with my own businesses and my part time job. I was planning to spend the time I would have left on a day to study something new.
The trends I “follow,” the organisations that I “like,” the locations that I “check-in”, and all the things that I share. These are all components of my electronic Facebook personality profile. These profiles are being compiled and data-mined for targeted advertisement.
“If a product you are using is free, you are the product.”
3. Focusing on my professional network
The time wasted on Facebook I could better use to build my professional network. Making connections with people who can enhance my career path.
You can still find me on the internet :-)
Still using Twitter for news consumption and LinkedIn for my professional network.