Why I hate Facebook

I am considering taking a holiday from Facebook apart from for when I need it for work. Reason number one is because it eats up time. You go on there to check for the next scintillating instalments of your friends‘ lives, and before you know it hours have gone by. It’s addictive. And now that I am always checking out Twitter, I can’t afford to support two time-draining habits. Reason number two is because it encourages me to be lazy. I used to focus my attentions on contacting key contacts direct, but it’s so easy to post questions online. I get some great witty replies though, and now that I think about it, this is one reason why Facebook is useful. Anyway, I did say I would still use it for work reasons! Reason number three is that I tend to chat only to Facebook friends who use the site often, which is a select few. I never see many of them, and most of the people I do meet up with don’t use Facebook because as one of them says “it’s best left to teenagers”. Reason number four is that it is I feel compelled to write updates when I have nothing interesting to say. It can be summed up by one Twitter post I saw recently that said: “usually when I don’t know what to post I don’t write anything. But not this time“. If I announce successes it looks boastful – which is the only reason I don‘t go on about my many accolades! Talking about my kids is fascinating to me, but I suspect not everyone thinks so. Discussing what a fabulous event I am at, or the exotic locations I am in (Isle of Wight usually) is tiresome. But being downbeat makes me appear a misery.  It is a public arena, so I should monitor what I write, not something that comes naturally. Useful future work contacts might check me out there. It means I can’t talk about lazing around during the working day, and my drug habit must never mentioned (only joking, I can’t even handle caffeine). One tactic is to talk about the TV I‘m watching, but I find myself so busy reading what everyone is saying about The Apprentice, for example, that I end up missing the actual programme. So I have decided to cut down on my Facebook habit. But first I just need to check out replies to my latest posting …