[sc:internet-category ]Ah Facebook, you great waste of time you, can you survive?
At least for me the answer is no. More specifically, I’ve disabled my account and intend to delete it shortly.
What it comes down to is that Facebook doesn’t provide me with any value and comes at heavy cost.
The people I was friends with on Facebook, I saw in real life all the time. The Facebook posts they created were just a repetition of things I had or would have talked to them about anyway.
Likewise Facebook’s ever creeping advertising and data gathering was become untenable to me. The auto play video ads were the last straw and so I closed my account.
Twitter is much more useful to me and doesn’t (yet) hoard all my data as a way of advertising stuff I don’t want to me.
Now obviously I’m not the target demographic of Facebook so I doubt they’re miss me, but the feeling is mutual so I guess we parted as friends 😉