I don’t know how to put this eloquently, so I’ll just say it…I’m sick of fucking Facebook. It sucks so much of my time and I allow that to happen. The weird analog data direction that controls what I see in my newsfeed is tired. I’m tired. I’m burnt out on liking everything, or liking something just because I want the author to know I read whatever dumb ass thing they wrote as a status update. I’m tired of being feltched by folks I don’t even know. I’m tired of having the need to be heard within a huge ass audience. That’s my issue and I own it.
The whole social media thing has served a purpose though…and I’ve used that purpose. I have networked – I have promoted my artwork, I have made some salt-of-the-earth true friendships…that have left the cyber world, and manifested into face-to-face relationships. I feel as if I get to watch the news – then have a discussion with people about the news. I’m force fed information that I wouldn’t normally eat, which is a good thing…I think. Most of all, I’m able to maintain relationships that I just wouldn’t be able to hold onto with simple email. Which really leads to, who are my friends? Who am I following opposed to engaging with? Who’s following me, yet not honestly engaging with me outside of Facebook? Social media has finally played out its final scene with me…I’m left feeling lonely and totally disconnect from my life because of it.
I like writing my little bullshit blogs/journal entries. I don’t have much of a following here – if someone is reading this – it’s because they find me interesting and or we are really good friends.
With all that said, I think I’m going into my Facebook account and deleting people that serve no purpose for me – and people I’m sure I serve no purpose for. That might sound mean or whatever – but the bottom line here is this: We are in relationships (online or face-to-face) because we receive something valuable from the interaction, they add meaning to our experience on this planet. I think I’ve been a collector when it comes to Facebook friends. I’m done.
2100 people, give or take a few, are attached to me via social media. I don’t know who half of them are. And, frankly, I’m not interested in feeling over exposed and overwhelmed anymore by this.