Once again, privacy concerns about Facebook is driving some people away from the social networking site. So once again my reluctance to join Facebook is justified.
I cannot begin to count the number of invitations I've received over the last couple years to join Facebook. Most are from friends, urging me to come see the latest photos of their baby / house / dog / vacation / whatever. While I'm eager to see the pictures, I can't unless I join Facebook.
Nope. Won't do it. There's just a leeeetle too much slime factor involved in Facebook and other social networking sites. Frankly they make me nervous - apparently with good reason.
This article details why a financial writer decided to leave Facebook. Okay, fine, no arguments from me. What startled me were some of the comments left below, such as:
"You quit Fb because you're a luser without a single real friend."
"Glad you're gone! Now go scream at the neighbors kids to get out of your yard."
I get the impression these posters really need to get out more. Maybe see some honest-to-goodness live people. Perhaps walk their dog. Y'know, that kind of thing.
Meanwhile, we Luddites who refuse to have a Facebook account will continue our merry way, having tea with friends, having potluck dinners with neighbors, volunteering in the community, calling people on that old-fashioned gizmo called a telephone, that kind of thing.