Re: Has someone quit of all social media successfully?
There are abandoned pages belonging to me, with passwords I'll never remember, but I have zero social media presence nowadays, not even Instagram. It was easy to quit as I never much cared for it aside from a brief, long ago stint as a semi-popular/mostly-obscure blogger. Ok, I did kind of mull over creating YouTube content a few months ago but nah, not right now. The social media trend just feels tired to me - it's overrun with too many folks doing nothing valuable with it. It's boring, so I'm more about the old school stuff like message boards when I bother with online conversation at all.
If I want to talk to someone I haven't seen recently I call them, video or phone. Or send email. Or, you know, meet up in the real world if possible. I don't care about their day to day lives any more than they care about mine. I mean, daily life really isn't all that interesting except to the person living it. Having to politely Like pics of kids and selfies constantly feels like the modern equivalent to smiling impatiently through viewing the home movie dvds people used to haul out at family gatherings.
What's becoming an issue for me is the insistence that I MUST open a Facebook account for work, just like I HAD to open one in order to get assignments for several university classes. That's not going to happen this time; I quite like being able to shut out and ignore my coworkers on my days off.