I’m changing the way I use Facebook. My current usage has taken me in a direction that is quite different than what I had originally intended when I created my account back in 2006. I’ve decided to do two things. First, I’m going to unfriend dozens of people and unlike some pages and leave a bunch of groups. Second, I’m not going to discuss politics on Facebook. I’m also not going to explain the specific reasons why I’m doing these things because it just doesn’t matter.
If I’ve learned anything these past several years, it’s that there are as many ways to use Facebook as there are users. You have your methods and I’m just changing mine. I make my living on the internet, so it stands to reason that I spend a significant amount of time on the internet. In addition to Facebook, I use many communication methods: e-mail, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, this blog and text messages to name a few. And believe it or not, I still make phone calls and the U.S. post office still comes by every day.
So if you find that I’ve unfriended you, it doesn’t necessarily mean I no longer want to communicate with you. It simply means I won’t be doing it via Facebook anymore. I’ll use other methods, and I welcome you to also contact me as you would have before Facebook came along.