Sunday, June 15, 2014


From time to time, I get the urge to de-socialize and remove myself from the world of social networking.
The reality is: I don't really want to completely de-socialize, I just want to severely limit my social interactions. I think that "un-friending" can be a little extreme but have definitely unsubscribed to a number of contacts.

I'm pretty good about ignoring the posts I find offensive and can move on without having to leave a comment. It's more difficult to move on when they leave an offensive comment on one of my posts. I've noticed more rude behavior on Facebook than on other social networks and I'm considering a Facebook diet--more like a Facebook fast, really. I'm pretty sure that I'll still check in once in a while, but I'll be pretty invisible, for the most part. I'll still link when I post at Out of My Hat but little else.

My Run Keeper updates, Four Square check-ins and LinkedIn posts all go through my Twitter account. I've disconnected the Twitter link to Facebook. If you'd like to follow me on Twitter I'm @magicianary. I'm also on Google+ and will be spending more time over there.

John <><


Mike said...

ALthough I have a twitter account I rarely look at it. It just looked like too much work to keep up with it. Especially since I don't do phone texting.

Bilbo said...

Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of negativity online, and it's hard to get away from it. I haven't had too much of a problem on FB, and only occasional unpleasant and unprofessional comments on my blog, but they are a downer when they happen. Just don't let it get to you.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I know what you mean by the occasional unpleasant comment on one's blog. I don't do Facebook; in a way I'm an anomaly.

John Hill said...

Twitter? Any social networks? Just curious.