I had been active on Facebook since 2008, back then Facebook was a good place to share your thoughts and interests, it was not crowded and bloated as today. In my opinion, Facebook became a waste of time, and it really broke social life on the contrary of its purpose, Also Facebook became a source of false news and rumors, apparently, F pages administrators tend to collect likes and shares by publishing fake news and information.
Unless you are an online marketer or a PR Person or Social Media Consultant DO quit Facebook. I’m a web developer and my work requires me to be focused and have fewer distractions. I found myself opening Facebook the minute I open my web browser, and when I finish a minor task I was celebrating by checking Facebook and liking this and sharing that, and this required me more time to get back to my work and start working again. Over time I found myself distracted, started to procrastinate my work more and more, less focus and I had the feeling that I’m not that good in my work. So that had to stop immediately.
Yes, I’m an introvert, I don’t have a lot of friends, but let’s be honest. I bet that 90% of your “Friends” on Facebook are neither people you really know nor people that if you met them in the street you won’t say “Hi” to them. Facebook made a delusion that you have a lot of people around you, care about you and wish the best for you, but this is not the truth. How many friends called you on your birthday instead of writing on your wall “Happy Birthday”. In my last birthday, one of the “Friends” literally wrote “HB” on my wall. What on Earth is that?!!!. I know it stands for “Happy Birthday” but seriously?
Do you still want to waste your time?
Ok, I have the solution for you. A wise man once said:
If you’re gonna do something wrong, DO IT RIGHT!!
If you insist to waste your time, waste it RIGHT, on good things, go out with your real friends, call them and meet them, do not post on their walls, they need you to say “Happy Birthday” face to face. If you are not into going out, waste your time on Quora & TED and the other thousands of useful websites. Instead of impressing people you don’t care about, learn something new and beneficial. Your time is yours, it’s one of your most valuable assets, do not squander it.
Eventually, I’m now more focused and organized, and away from endless scrolling and annoying notifications. So please do not waste your time on Facebook or any other social networks, if you can manage your time well and you are not addicted to Facebook, stay there, but if you are addicted, please leave as soon as possible, take an action now. deactivate the account and delete the app from your phone, try it at least for a month and I promise you, you’ll see how fruitful you’ll become. Your time is gold, your real friends are not compensated, stick that in your mind.