I'm currently off of Facebook for the 40 days during Lent. It doesn't really have anything to do with Lent, as I am not Catholic, it's just that Lent reminds me that there are a lot of things I can do without. Facebook is one of those things.
I'm considering closing my entire account when we move, because it can be such a time waster, focus stealer, and mood changer (not for the good) for Me. I've heard it said that one in three people feels more sad or lonely after being on facebook than they were before. There is so much to cause discontent, worry or selfishness and so much extra stuff (on the side bar, news articles, ads, what's "trending") to get distracted with. I often don't even want to see the pictures or articles that some of my "friends" share! I Do however, like to keep up with my far away friends, know who's having babies, who got engaged, see people's pictures etc... so I'm very torn.
Thoughts? I'd love to hear from some readers! Do you have Facebook? What do you find redeeming about it?
Have you chosen not to have Facebook? Why not?