Why I Left Facebook (and so should you)

via Scolirk: ” I’d be willing to bet 99.99% of people on the internet have at least heard of Facebook, and understand it’s some sort of website where people meet girls or guys and try to get laid. It’s a simple concept that’s been drilled in to our heads for years now, ever since the mass exodus from MySpace. While there are only 450,000 active Facebook users (there are more active Hotmail users on a daily basis), it seems everyone and their grandma is posting drunk pictures to their wall.

While that itself might not be the most informative data you can find about people, it’s what a lot of the social generation consume on an almost minute-by-minute basis. We feel a need to be constantly connected with friends and family through social networking sites such as Facebook, and rely on them almost exclusively now from birthdays to dates, even to collaborative documents. Facebook has truly become the AOL of the 21st century.


There are many benefits to Facebook, more than I can actually list in a blog entry and hope to keep anyone’s interest past the fourth paragraph. One of the most important to me is a universal login across the various websites we visit on a day-to-day basis. Rather than signing up for a new website or service ever single time you visit a new site, we can now use Facebook Connect to quickly bring in all the important information, and connect that new site with our existing social presence online. This feature allows us to save time when signing up for sites, but also makes an attempt to filter out spam and trolls, by linking what we say and do on the internet with our names and identity. Read The Rest