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i've deleted my facebook account so don't take any wooden nickels from fakes on facebook

2015-01-05 - 8:37 a.m.

I was going to beautify my timeline on Facebook last night, but then I found out what was involved in deleting an entire year's worth of old posts when I was working for an online aggregator which required me to post and discuss 10-12 news articles I'd written every day. It would have taken forever. My last day of work was September 2, and I managed to actually delete my efforts of September 2 but it was endless.

Evidently it's true that Facebook records and posts/saves every keystroke once you open "all activity" instead of just "highlights." If you don't know why it would take that long, well, I might have some scary news for you, if you've ever worked as a writer and posted your own links to Facebook. Turns out that every time I checked one of my articles to respond to reader's comments, there was an automatically generated Facebook post that told the world I'd read an article on the aggregator. It was hideous. Ugh! Why didn't anyone mention how hideous my Timeline was before? Because I had no idea and since I was unknowingly set on "highlights" all along, I didn't even see how ugly it looked. Double ugh!!!

And there is no longer a way to mass delete a group of posts. You have to delete them all one by one. Impossible. Then I tried to see if I could just delete that year of posts. Equally impossible.

The choice seemed to be to continue having a timeline that reflected a lot of stuff I wasn't interested in but only had on my timeline because I wrote it for work -- or to delete my Facebook account.

I voted for delete. It's quick, it's easy, and since everyone I actually know gets in touch with me by email or Twitter, it will probably go unnoticed. I hardly go there anyway. It seems like every time I go there, one of my Facebook friends has either announced a death or a serious illness. It was making me extremely anxious. I suppose that's because, having started the account as a job requirement, I never turned anyone away as a friend because I always had to consider they were a potential reader for my publisher. So I had a lot of friends that I wasn't even really sure who the heck they were...but a lot of them are really getting up there, that's for sure. The constant parade of sickness and death was really doing my head in...


A lady photographed two Brown Boobies flying in Mandeville yesterday. I just saw the photo. Wowsers!

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