I quit smoking -- like fifty times.
I've never announced I was giving up on social media because I doubted I was and because if I stop doing something, I just stop doing it.
So I stopped checking Twitter, completely, without saying anything.
The only social media I still go to is Facebook. (And Reddit, which is not 'social' for me, I just browse.)
Last night, I checked Facebook and I'd say about 30 out of the top 50 entries were videos. Not original videos, but passed along. Of the twenty left, 10 were non-original photos. It took forever for me to weed out the crap.
I don't know if this is a new feature but as I scroll down, the damn videos start playing whether I want them to or not. It freezes the computer for a few seconds each time and is totally distracting. If I can figure out a way to turn off or avoid that feature, I might continue but it really is the last straw. (With Reddit I at least have a choice about whether I want to see something or not.) Add that to the advertising, and the incredibly stupid "tests" and I've had it.
Here's the thing. I want to know about you. Not about some fluffy cat or squirming piglet. You.
So I'm going to check Facebook to see if there are any personal comments -- and then stop. Because I'd done.
1 week ago