Here’s a small moment I’ve been contemplating. Leaving Facebook. Since I began questioning its relative value years ago, I haven’t ever taken the leap away. I won’t make my case for or against it here. No. Let’s talk about ways to leave.
The Practical Method
Of course I now use the platform for communication and connection with many people. If I’m leaving, considering who I intentionally need to stay in touch with and sharing contact information would be helpful. With the practical method, I do so quietly and personally, and perhaps make one public plea in case anyone wants to reach out with their information.
The Silent Method
This option has appeal. Like leaving a party without saying anything to most people, one day I’m on facebook, then I’m not.
The Blaze of Glory
This method has serious appeal. It could be a focused blaze, like bringing attention to particular issues. It could also be a stream of consciousness blaze. Ever wonder what Tim REALLY thinks? Wonder no more! A series of planned or ad hoc posts lay it all out there before “bloop” it disappears.
What do you think? If you were to leave a social media platform, would you choose one of these options? Are there other ideas I’m missing?
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