I am about to try again to get off Facebook.
I have checked out most of the major social media sites — sorry, but I cannot even imagine liking Pinterest — and I have found all but Google+ lacking in major ways.
At the time I wrote this post, I had been deactivated for some months on Facebook. Shortly thereafter, I got involved in the Ride For Pride, and also as a volunteer for the Recovering From Religion hotline. Ride For Pride was clearly going to be difficult without a Facebook presence… but not impossible. But Recovering From Religion told me flat out, I needed to be on Facebook. So, reluctantly, I reactivated my Facebook account.
I forbade my “regular”, non-Facebook browser from storing any Facebook cookies or executing any Facebook scripts. I had to do this because of the dozens of times a week I seem to get tricked. It’s like being Rickrolled but you get taken to Facebook pages when you don’t expect to be. I’d rather get Rickrolled, thanks anyway. I find it truly obnoxious how many small businesses think they don’t need a web page, but a Facebook page will do.
So here I go again, trying to extricate myself from this kudzu patch of the Internet. As soon as I can get some kind of workaround into place for Recovering From Religion, I will be out of there. Again.
Maybe I will make it a year, this time.