I’ve deactivated my account on facebook.
In the future, this previous statement will require no justification or further elaboration, like “I quit smoking,” or “let’s be friends.”
But for now, let me say this: I am a fan of facebook and its many uses; I had made my peace with the procrastination potential and time-wasting abilities of the 20,000+ apps; I’d also somewhat thrown a blind eye to the open window for voyeurism and exhibitionism; I am not jaded by the fact that it’ll never deliver on its great social potential; Not to mention the virtual (but in a sense very real) wealth that the obscene amounts of page views create for the select few. (All of the above are features of our blessed culture at large.) But the thing that drove me up the wall (not to be a pun) was when I accidentally forwarded a “fun-wall” post to everyone on my list when I tried to rewind a video by dragging its slider. This, I will not accept.