The cosmic battle of deactivating or keeping facebook has gone on for generations, or at least several years. I’ve seen many a good friend deactivate and later reactivate facebook. Scores of articles, blog posts, and wars have been fought on the issue.
But you should not deactivate your facebook.
Facebook isn’t your enemy. Your enemies are actually your ‘friends’. When I had 1000+ friends on facebook, it was a constant battle of sifting through silly vacation photos, awful status updates about the latest bowel movement and horoscope meanderings. After aggressively chopping that list to people who lead engaged and thoughtful lives, my facebook news feed has drastically changed. Now I log into facebook to find engaged social commentaries, controversial news and articles, and dare I even say thoughtful status updates.
I once heard an old southern baptist preacher say, “show me your friends and I’ll show you your future”. His context may have been different, but consider the truth.
Your facebook is a waste of time because of the company you keep. This should go without saying, but I will say it. Perhaps apply this to your non-internet life as well. You shouldn’t deactivate your facebook. You should deactivate your ‘friends’.
If they’re not pushing you forward, they’re keeping you behind.