Monday, April 09, 2007

Question of the Day

I tip my hat to the creators of facebook.com and truly respect their hustle, but lately I've found myself contemplating the deactivation of my account.

I've struggled with how I would phrase this question for quite a while now, but here goes:

When is it time to relinquish your facebook account? At what age/point in life does an active account become telling?

3 comments:

Brother Spotless said...

Sites like facebook provide different things for different people. For some, it is simply a way to keep in contact with friends. For others, it allows them to reminisce to a fault; it provides a crutch that stunts personal growth and traps people in their past. And then there are those who use the space facebook provides to market themselves and raise funds.

For me, Facebook (I never had a Myspace or Hi-Five page) allows me to engage people who I have no intention of calling on the phone. It's a cheap way to stay fairly connected to people who used to possess a larger role in my life, but no longer do. Eventually, those people fade to black, so to speak, and at that point it's no longer important to me to stay connected. That sounds a lot worse than it actually is. It really just means people grow up and grow apart. As those people become less important to me, my use of Facebook will lessen.

Anonymous said...

If you have Two or more friends who have children and are married, you probably should delete your account fast.

Solgenique said...

It's time to relinquish your facebook account when you begin to wonder at what time you should relinquish your facebook account.

Once you do, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner.