Is your history with Facebook as tempermental as mine? This is a repost from January 2009 with an update at the end.
Just to be fair, I gave Facebook a second try yesterday. Eight minutes, the last five of which I was looking for how to bail. Seriously.
I no sooner REactivated my DEactivated account than I could almost hear hundreds – nay, thousands – of emails going out to all who had ever invited me to be a “friend,” everyone in my location network and anyone with any profile setting akin to mine: MARILYN has REACTIVATED.
So I RE-DEactivated. (They probably have a group for people like me. Yo-yo Facebookers.)
I’ll probably give it another try when they add a few more options to the “FRIENDS” invitation and go from
Decline/Accept/I’m sorry, but I haven’t even gotten around to see a friend’s new baby yet (make that TWO FRIENDS new babies!) and don’t think I ought to take on another social network before tending to the relationships I already have
or how about
Decline/Accept/Sorry, I’d love to, but I’m on a 12-step Cyber-Addiction recovery program and only get limited minutes a day to check email and post a blog entry?
Oh, I think I’ve got a winner with that last one!
Facebook offers some great features, though, so for all who ARE on it, have fun with it!
Update (Sept 2011): I’ve been back on FB for quite some time now and we have worked out a peaceful reconciliation. I’m glad for the people it’s put me back in touch with. I keep my “Friend List” trimmed and use discretion when deciding what to post broadly and what really ought to be a private direct message to someone.