I realized now that I really haven't given an update on life without Facebook since I had deleted my personal profile back in February 2014. If you need a refresher on the reasons behind the decision, feel free to read this blog.
Fast forward 10 months and... well, I discovered how lazy people are. Without Facebook, you don't hear many updates, even after reaching out to them first. Obviously, my closest friends and family members are those that I keep in touch with more often, but for the most part - old friends, old acquaintances - basically, my entire network of people - is deadly quiet in real life.
Kind of sad, if you think about it. I rarely hear from friends whom I'd see a couple times a week prior to my move to Seattle. Good friends.
Contact apparently takes a lot of effort. Let me say, it is definitely worth the effort if both parties are interested in keeping in touch, otherwise, it's much like seeking attention from a squirrel: simply silly.
It's an interesting concept to think about how easy it is to keep in touch with people with technology being as vast as it is - even texting, something so simple and easy (and most people do this!!) is something that people find little "time" for... It makes you wonder.
Do I miss anything? Yes. I do miss the connection to my network - being in the know for upcoming events and special happenings in others' lives.
Will I return? I have a friend who asks me to come back to FB, if even under a very restrictive profile where I have fewer than 10 friends. My response: ....let me think about it. I don't have any definite plans right now. I did tell myself that I would take at least a year off from the site - perhaps I'll reevaluate that decision once the year anniversary comes up.
I guess it's really not that big of a deal - but to others, Facebook is everything. It's not my everything though, and I suppose that I made that point when people realized that I'm no longer "invitable" to events, "likable" for my status updates, or "stalkable" to see what's new with my life (haha).
That's life and tech, I suppose.
What resolutions do you have this year in regards to FB or other social media? I'd love to hear your thoughts.