Today I have decided to close my Facebook account. I have created it back in 2010, but have never been fully comfortable with it. In the last 2-3 years, since my daughter was born, I wasn’t even a regular user, but whenever I would feel bored and had my phone around, I would open the Facebook App.
I have been online since the late 90s and the time of IRC. I understand that technology evolves, but still I don’t like what Facebook turned our society into. Sometimes I feel just sick after I login into and spent some time on Facebook. Facebook plays with my thoughts, feelings, fears.
Last year’s Facebook privacy scandals, Cambridge Analytica, Mark Zuckerberg’s empty promises led me to the decision to close my account. I even downloaded all my data, but still have to go through it.
I don’t trust Facebook, that they actually will delete my account. Funny.