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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Can I Live Without Facebook?

Facebook blocked me from posting for 24 hours for the below offensive picture.


I am not lying.

I demanded an instant revocation and full apology for this ridiculous action but of course, Facebook being the soulless creation that it is, proffered absolutely no response.

So it got me thinking.  Can I live without Facebook?

Honestly, I do like the attention that my attempted humour gets on Facebook.  But people don’t check it so much nowadays so there is not as much reaction as there used to be.  And there are other social networks if I want a bit of attention.  I don’t even post anywhere near as often as I used to.

I could easily use a photo-sharing service if I wanted people to see my photos.  “Who Needs A Wife” could easily be replicated on Instagram.  Yeah I know it’s owned by Facebook – I am sure that there are other similar services.

The main problem comes from my weather page.  If I deactivate my personal profile, my pages disappear.  I am not too bothered about most of them – but the near 1,700 followers that I have built up on the weather page would be lost instantly.  This is my little baby, and I need to protect it.

I do have a secret profile (it isn’t the James Mullet one, before you ask) that I could use solely for the purpose of posting to this page.

But it doesn’t get me away from using Facebook.  I am now considering setting up a Wordpress page for it but I really doubt that it will be able to get the same reach.  I have many loyal followers that will stick with me – but if they rely on Facebook notifications now, how can I replicate such reminders?

Plus, I often post when there are downpours nearby – the instant notifications on Facebook do help people.  Countless times I have helped people make sure they avoid the rain, bring their washing in on time, etc.

Hosting it on Wordpress would be beneficial as I could have my own domain, have separate galleries, pages for seasonal forecasts, glossary of terms, etc.  Plus my own design.

It’s a tricky one.

There are some external websites that I use Facebook’s login portal for which I assume I would no longer be able to log into – I guess Tinder won’t work.  It isn’t exactly as if I am overburdened with sexual desires from Tinder.

By not being on Facebook, I will save myself plenty of time.  I do not check it anywhere near as much as I used it, but it still takes up 30 minutes of my day – often it is dead time already but not always.

And then there is communicating with people.  Facebook isn’t the best way to communicate with people.  I like phone calls.  I like meeting people, going out for dinner, drinks, dogging, etc.

I guess some people would forget to invite me to things.  If they really want me there then they know where to find me.

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I decided in the end that it would be too much of a ballache to move lock, stock and bollocks from Facebook.

Someone clearly has a vendetta against me, I can only assume that they are jealous of my having all of an amazing personality, a fabulous sense of humour, and true beauty.  I doubt they have any of those characteristics.

This miserable person clearly wants me off Facebook so I shall do a little cull.  I have around 10 suspects.

I am not going to let the bastard/bitch defeat me.