Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bye Bye FB!

I quit Facebook 10 days ago, yes, I did. There were many reasons to do that and then there were none! The first reason was because it was getting very boring. They change the interface every 2 months and majority of the time it is for the worse. The other reason was that people were getting unnecessarily conscious about profile pictures and status messages! I recently noticed how it was more about the "likes"!

So 150 people liked somebody's picture and 80 people liked somebody's status. Then you'd be tagged in a silly picture and get spammed with notifications. There will be cases where you haven't seen a person in ages but still choose to spam their walls with messages as if you're the bestest friends ever just to look cool.
Once they've spammed your walls with posts, you'd probably reply with a kind smiley to let them know you aren't unkind. If you're heartless, you'll choose to skip replying to their posts completely! Stalking people who  aren't remotely aware of your existence and wondering how their lives are so cool and yours isn't!

And at this point I would like to declare that I have done all of the aforementioned! I was a sucker for the likes! I would spam people with notifications (I got spammed too!), I was among the 150 people who liked a picture/status and never got thanked for the appreciation. I spammed my friends' walls with heartfelt messages that were never responded to. I was the one whose greetings were conveniently ignored. And that is how FB lost its meaning to me!

So while I was away from Facebook, I watched Shaitan, Pyaar ka Punchnama and a Modern Affair. Also I finished watching one entire series of HIMYM. I slept soundly at night not having to bother about why they wouldn't talk to me and why I was treated as if I was never there! And not being there does feel good! Now I don't have to grab my phone to update what I am doing every minute and then worry myself to death if my status didn't get liked, I keep it to myself and am happy! In between all of this I realised that there is a LOT of time in the world to do everything you like, like updating your blog!

I never really understood networking, what I understand now is that it isn't for me! ;)