How Facebook Has Turned You Into Gollum
A non-exhaustive list of benefits for ejecting Facebook, or any other consumptive social media platform, from your life.
Preface by me, Barry: Eons ago (er, say 2008), I realized Facebook was an untainted digital place to… do… what I often refer as S.A.T. (to Share, Ask, Tell – see #2 here); basically a level-playing field to offer up thought and resources to your own pre-selected community of followers and acolytes.
Then, when the social justice warriors and empowerment-porn sanctimonious souls found out about its power, its reach, all narcissistic hell started to break loose.
From entitlement-minded poormeitis-thinking Cry Wolf types, to Chicken Little prognosticators, to those addicted to their next dopamine hit… those are the TYPES who should perma-delete their FB accounts; as they’re not utilizing it for any other purpose than an “avenue for showcasing superiority, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity and entitlement.” (as I wrote about in 2017 in this short blustering expose about #SelfieNation:). It in, I propose a 100-day Selfie Detox.
But, I digress and instead hand this over to fellow Oregonian and self-professed Mad genius, Ben Settle: