I’ve had some rants about why I made the decision to cancel Facebook. My, does time fly- I wrote my How To Cancel Facebook article back in April! Do I have any regrets? No. It is cool to be out of the Matrix. All of my reasons still stand. So here’s my Facebook update:
Only 5 people actually contacted me. Five out of over 100. All 5 were extremely close to me anyway, and communicate with me daily via e-mail or Yahoo Messenger, or *gasp* I actually see and speak to them in real life.
Everyone else- and that includes family members- either have no idea that I left, don’t care, or think I blocked them (I guess) because they have made no attempt to contact me. So much for the definition of “Facebook Friend” or “friend” in general.
I still have the open challenge for any of my former 100+ Facebook friends: CAN YOU USE GOOGLE?
Because if you type “Damian Hospital” in Google, I am entry #1, and all over Page 1. Maybe everyone I know from the past uses Yahoo or Bing, in which the search engine results suck. Or perhaps- they don’t know about Google. It wouldn’t suprise me.
Before you think I’m being self-centered, understand this: people keep signing Damian Hospital’s Classmate’s profile to try and contact me, which I can’t even see because Classmates is a paid service. All they had to do was freakin’ type DAMIAN HOSPITAL in Google. Why anyone would still be a paying member of Classmates is beyond me, as well.
At the end of the day, I can count my real friends on one hand, and my family on two hands.
If you are a Facebook drama queen, maybe you should count your own, too.
Facebook WILL become MySpace in a few years.
Instead of wasting precious time socializing about Facebook and building your own egotistical shrine, why don’t you BLOG, PODCAST, or make some VIDEOS to actually contribute your original thoughts. Yeah, I know being on FB and blogging is not mutually exclusive, but the bulk of my former FB friends had no personal websites or blogs.