Fr: Jeff Hess
To: All my Facebook friends
Re: My Facebook evolution
As I indicated above, I’m done (mostly, sort of) with Facebook. I’ve yet to meet anyone who won’t admit that Facebook is a huge time suck and that if they had the discipline they wish they had, they’d be focused elsewhere during the time they burn through checking Facebook. Like any good 12-stepper, I’m admitting my addiction and walking away.
I won’t close my Facebook page, I just won’t be logging on to read Facebook. That doesn’t mean I don’t find value in what you have to say, I just won’t be waiting in front of the computer screen to read what that might be.
If you post information that you believe I will find interesting or that you would like to engage me in a conversation about, feel free to tag me with the @ symbol and Facebook will send me an email alerting me to that fact and I will respond because I value my friends and what they have to say.
I’ve ignored Twitter for weeks in this manner and apparently I haven’t missed any important information. I have every reason to believe that Facebook will prove to be just as insignificant.
As always, I believe that creating community is all about our shared conversations: community cannot be created by shouting into the void. In that vein, for the month of June I intend to re-invest my previous Facebook time in what I consider to be a much more valuable conversation platform: Civic Commons. See you there.