Some thoughts on getting rid of Facebook completely.

It’s been over a year and a half since I deleted my Facebook account and I have not missed it at all. No more clickbait headlines to sift through as I scrolled through my feed, nor any misguided and ill-informed opinions passing as science or political discourse. It’s been very freeing to be rid of it. As a further bonus, the continued breaches and disregard for user security and privacy by the company don’t make me miss having a presence on there at all.

That said, I can’t be rid of Facebook until I’m also free from their other properties including Instagram and WhatsApp. That day will soon come. The tough part of course will be to ensure that I can still communicate with those I care for, but I don’t think this will be a problem in a post-Facebook world.

I think this is something we should all consider.

Some thoughts from others who have done or attempted the same.

It’s annoying when, years after reading a good book, you think back on it and remember enjoying it, but can’t recall all of the particular details that made you enjoy the book.

I think may way around this will be to capture some key notes and highlights immediately after reading through something, and then saving or even publishing them for later if needed. It seems like a bit of work, but I’m usually highlighting or annotating things anyway. I may as well make these highlights more accessible. Credit goes to Derek Sivers for this idea.

Sixty one straight days of learning a new language on Duolingo and I think it’s safe to call it a habit now.