So long Facebook

I've been preparing to unplug from the matrix. I officially unplugged this week. In hindsight, it's been a bit of a mad week to kick this off since it was SQL Bits week and being part of the helper team, I've spent a huge amount of time online at an online conference! I'm a huge fan of the conference and actively contribute to the social side of it nevertheless, I've made conscious changes to how I've used my phone and it has certainly made a difference.

One change I hadn't really planned as part of the unplug was deleting Facebook, which I did on Thursday. I've not had Facebook on my phone for some time and have consciously distanced myself from it for a while. This came about from becoming really tired with the amount of time I would spend in my feed despite how little I related to it. It's littered with polarised views, spreading of unchecked falsities and chain-posts asking you to prove your solidarity against [insert illness here] by reading to the end of the post. It has lost its way.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe - Jango Fett

My friends and family know where I am and can contact me on the same number I've had for the last 20 years to connect with me!


If you made it all the way down here, thanks for reading my post and enjoy your day.