5 REASONS TO DELETE FACEBOOK

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I deleted Facebook almost a year ago now. MY FACEBOOK scrolling days are over after like 12 years. Social media has become this HUGE thing that you’re almost expected to keep up with, but that doesn’t mean you have to be on EVERY platform. Some people hear that I’m not on Facebook anymore & are all, “Oh do you miss it?” AND YOU KNOW what literally not one little bit, I genuinely haven’t missed it for a single second. SO here are 5 REASONS TO DELETE FACEBOOK & I even included a few reasons not to, just to be fair. This one’s for the people who are thinking about it, who find themselves wondering: should I delete Facebook?

SHOULD I QUIT FACEBOOK?

YOUR FRIENDS WILL KEEP IN TOUCH ANOTHER WAY.

  • I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest reasons I kept this lackluster social media network was to keep in touch with family & friends. SINCE deleting it, my family & friends have taken to texting me instead of leaving a comment, or liking a picture. There’s always another way to connect.
  • IT’S also a good excuse to see your friends more. IF THEY have a ton of vacation photos you’re dying to see, or they want to show you their wedding album, you don’t HAVE to see the pictures on Facebook. INSTEAD go get coffee together, or head to their place with a bottle of wine.

YOU’LL HAVE MORE TIME TO DO OTHER STUFF.

  • PRETTY self-explanatory. By the time I deleted Facebook I wasn’t really using it anymore, BUT some people spend hours each day scrolling through their feed leaving likes and comments. SO if you aren’t scrolling through Facebook, you’ll have more time to do other stuff.
  • NOT JUST scrolling, but also updating your profile page, adding pictures, sharing your political opinions, whatever people do on Facebook nowadays. It takes up a lot of time.
  • TECHNICALLY this could just give you more time for OTHER social media platforms & if that’s the case, check out my twitter or instagram.

LESS DUPLICATE CONTENT.

  • SOMETIMES Facebook is just mindlessly scrolling through pictures you’ve already seen on Instagram. AND when that happens, it’s not as much fun, cuz you’ve already SEEN those pictures. You’ll see less duplicate content if you’re not on both social media platforms.

LESS COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS.

  • HERE is your polite reminder NOT to compare your life with the life someone else shares on social media. IT’S been said before, social media is more like a highlight reel. WHILE some people keep it real, most aren’t posting their worst moments on their Instagram feed. IF you find that you’re comparing yourself to others & it’s negatively impacting your mental health, consider deactivating your Facebook. That way you can activate it again if you miss it, but you may find you like life better off Facebook.

PRIVACY PURPOSES.

  • ALSO, Facebook is, like, totally spying on you, lol. Using & sharing your personal data for whatever they’re up to & what-not.

& REASONS NOT TO DELETE FACEBOOK

  • YOU MIGHT MISS SOME STUFF.
    • YOU JUST MIGHT. Stuff like big life announcements, or pictures that are only shared on Facebook. ALTHOUGH this is where duplicate content can come in handy. Maybe you missed the endless photo album on Facebook, but you might catch the highlights on Instagram. YOU ALSO might miss some drama. Up to you whether that’s a good or bad thing.
  • YOU LOSE ONE WAY TO CONNECT.
    • I DID mention earlier that there’s always another way to connect, BUT you do miss out on reacting to people’s stuff on Facebook. You can’t connect on Facebook without a Facebook.
  • THE FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE.
    • IF you’re interested in selling things on the Facebook Marketplace, you can’t really do that without Facebook either. BUT don’t worry, there are other ways to sell stuff on the internet.
  • FACEBOOK EVENTS/BIRTHDAYS
    • IF YOUR friends and/or family use the events feature to plan parties and what-not, you won’t be there to invite, obviously. THEY CAN, however, invite you using a different method, like text, call, or email. AND we all know Facebook is a huge help with keeping track of Birthdays, something I’m terrible at.

THINKING ABOUT DELETING FACEBOOK?

  • KEEP IN MIND that you can always deactivate your account first to see if you’d miss it. IF YOU really do NEED to scroll Facebook, then you can reactivate your account. AND IF YOU DON’T miss it, you can always delete it permanently.
  • SO I MEAN, I DON’T KNOW, maybe Facebook just isn’t cool anymore. If you’ve been thinking of getting rid of it, I say do it, you might be happier without it. BUT IF you like YOUTUBEINSTAGRAM or TWITTER, let’s be internet friends.

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JAM 💙

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61 thoughts on “5 REASONS TO DELETE FACEBOOK

  1. I have thought about deleting mine a lot, but since I have babies far away from their grandparents felt it wouldn’t be fair. Also, I do have a facebook page for my blog which contributes a decent number of my hits. I absolutely do not prefer it to other forms of social media however. In my opinion, it seems to be the most negative, I think because there is no post or character limitation. Lots of negative news stories and false information circulating. I especially take breaks from it around elections or in times where the world is just a little too much and I can tell its affecting my mental health.

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    1. i feel like a LOT of people use it to keep in touch with people who are far away! it’s really great for that. i do kinda miss the traffic i got from my Facebook blog page 😅 but i kinda had to delete it & thought it would be helpful to share my experience! and YES!! i totally agree that it’s the most negative, soooo much drama & it’s just not as fun overall. taking breaks is a great idea! thank you for reading & sharing your thoughts 💙

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  2. It’s funny that you’re talking about having deleted your Facebook because I literally revived mine about a month ago after like 5 years of inactivity LOL. The only reason I revived it though was part of my job in managing the social media accounts for the company I work for. I go on Facebook mostly to update the page I need to update but otherwise, I don’t do anything else.

    I hate the strolling and the endless feed of actual JUNK. At least on Twitter, there’s really cool threads you can find.

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      1. I love the tea that’s spilt on Twitter but for some reason, when it’s on Facebook, it’s just neighbour gossip at best. I find the content on Facebook just…useless and I’m being nice with that comment lol. Oh and the whole data thing really threw it for me.

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      2. YES seriously!! i feel like twitter is where you go to spill your own tea, whereas Facebook can sometimes just be people bitching at each other 🙄 LMAO useless is a pretty good word for Facebook content & yeah sameeeee!

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