Deleting Facebook really did not make a difference to me. I use to go on Facebook all the time just to see what other people were up to and how they were doing. I used it just to keep up with the world and what they were doing every day, just like people do when they go on Twitter. However, I basically only used Facebook in order to post pictures that I took. Other than putting pictures on Facebook and making memories, I do not know any other reason why I use my camera. I only use it to post the pictures on Facebook.
However, it really has not made a difference for me when I deleted my Facebook. It is kind of funny because I deleted Facebook probably two days before class not knowing I would have to delete it anyway. I felt that I really did not use Facebook anymore, other than using it to post pictures, so I decided to delete it. Also, I felt that all of my social media apps on my iPhone really distracted me from my work in classes.
Deleting Facebook really did help me with my classes because I did not feel the need to check it since it was deleted anyway. I did not even care that I was not going on it! It actually felt great not going on it. I go on social media probably every second of the day when I get bored and distracted which takes away from the more valuable things in life such as being with friends and focusing on my school work. I also deleted Twitter for a little bit because I was really stressed and needed to pay attention to my homework I was getting. I had so much homework, so I decided to delete that to. However, that did not last very long because all of my friends would just talk about tweets our friends made or if we saw what someone tweeted so I would never know what they were talking about. I do not go on it as much anymore though.
I feel that when we are able to go back on Facebook on Thursday, I probably will not get it back because I do not need to go on it. I think that the site is actually stupid to me. It is a creepy site where everyone can see anything you do, anything you write, whatever you post, even if you do not post anything about you. Others can post things about you and you would not even know it. Other than using it for pictures, I think it is pointless. Plus, I use an app called Instagram now which takes care of my needs to post pictures. This is an app just for pictures and nothing else. Which is perfect for me since I only used Facebook for pictures.
I think that deleting Facebook really made me a lot less stressed. Not having it made me focus more on what was more important in my life rather than looking at what was going on in others’ lives instead of mine. I was able to get a lot more work done, and i mean A LOT. I did not/do not get distracted from my work since I cannot go on it now. It really makes me think about the future because if this is how I lasted for less than a week now, than it will benefit me more in the future.
The only negative piece about not having Facebook is that I am in groups that are a part of school. I am in the Early Childhood Club and Relay For Life and they have groups on Facebook which update us with upcoming events and meetings and what is going on with the group. I always get emails from these clubs saying to always check the Facebook pages for updates and I cannot do that if I do not have Facebook. That would be the only reason I would get Facebook back. I feel out of the loop when members of the groups are posting on these pages about information and I cannot see it.
Having a Facebook is not a necessity, therefore I can live without it if I were not to reactivate it again. I know this site sounds a little ‘off’ with the title, but it is very true. I included a link right before this sentence giving reasons why someone should delete their Facebook and what is said, I believe in 100% and so should you!