My Decision to Abandon Social Media

August 6, 2013 — Leave a comment

I have had somewhat of a schizophrenic relationship with social media. On one hand, “everybody is doing it” and on the other, I think it is fundamentally retarded – being a mix of stalking, attention deficit disorder and narcissism.

Egged on by advice from successful people (and whoring my individuality), I created a Twitter account. I posted maybe 20 tweets – only to realize that those with Twitter accounts that have massive followings have no possible personal life outside of Twitter, whatsoever.

I created a Facebook account (no pages or posts, just an account) and deleted them, twice. Despite the higher follower and user counts and increased content flexibility, I just can’t bring myself to do it. Reading a company’s Facebook page has been more useful than their website maybe 0.001% of the time.

Across the board – whether promoting social media or not, whether successful on social media or not – blogs have been a mainstay. There is no better way to share reasonable amounts of information in literary functional ways – that is also Google searchable and simultaneously functions as an information archive.

Thus, this blog and my LinkedIn page are it.

Garrett

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