If youre reading this, and you dont have a Facebook account, then congratulations: youre one of the privileged few. Thats what it seems like, anyway that people without Facebook profiles are few and far between in this day and age. That cant be the case though, right? There are six billion people on the planet, and even Facebooks best guess is that they have around 1.3 billion active monthly users, a figure thats probably manipulated from real statistics to keep their stock price as high as possible. So thats got to mean that, conservatively, at least 78% of the people living in the world today dont have or at least, dont use a Facebook account. But do you know any of them? Chances are you do but Facebook is so omnipresent in peoples lives that you may not realise you do. That 78% of the population of Earth are probably getting on just fine without it, though. Have you ever thought of joining them? We have to admit, we've considered it from time to time when the design of the site was at its most irritating when news stories scared us with fresh privacy horrors when our newsfeeds seemed full of people we couldnt care less about when we found ourselves wasting a lunch hour, or even a day off work, aimlessly refreshing a single page we thought to ourselves, why are we actually doing this? Consider this article your lone voice, crying in the wilderness (although its not alone, by any stretch of the imagination plenty of people are beginning to say the same thing). Lets stand up and do something about it. Lets delete our Facebooks. Heres why.
Professional writer, punk werewolf and nesting place for starfish. Obsessed with squid, spirals and story. I publish short weird fiction online at desincarne.com, and tweet nonsense under the name Jack The Bodiless. You can follow me all you like, just don't touch my stuff.