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Monday, November 12th, 2007 at
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If you ever encounter a profile in Facebook using the name ‘Tim Ireland’, it’s not mine.
In a measure that’s long overdue (and prompted by Justin’s decision) I’m parting company with Facebook today.
Originally, it was one of the most annoying things about Facebook that made me join it; referral links were coming in to the Anne Milton weblog from a Facebook-based group of local Tories, and the only way to view what had been said in this supposedly public discussion was to sign up.
And since signing up, I’ve been pestered, prodded and poked by some people who I do want to network with – and many more that I don’t.
I have email. I have a website with networking capabilities.
I do not need to be lumbered with this pester-tech.
I have no wish to be alerted by email that a text-based message (that they could have delivered in the first fucking place via email) is awaiting me at Facebook.
I certainly have no desire to put a begging button on my site in search of what they laughingly classify as ‘friendship’.
I no longer wish to use Facebook, or be associated with it in any way.
And, as a true show of friendship, as my last act on Facebook, I’ll be messaging all of those people whose invites I did accept (in moments of weakness) and warn them via a short message and a link to this post that they are victims of a particularly nasty social disease and invited to join me for the only cure.
I will then be deactivating my account.
Fuck off, Facebook.