After some considerable contemplation, I have decided to close my Facebook account.
My frustration began when I was encouraged to start a separate page to promote my writing. The message was that business should be kept separate from personal, and that made sense to me, but I quickly realized that nobody saw the posts I put up on my business page – unless I paid.
Okay, fine, so I paid, but I didn’t like the idea of advertising. I just wanted to share. My blog is free to read and I don’t post advertising on it, so having to pay advertising fees to promote it created a significant imbalance.
Then all the privacy concerns. As I write this, Zuckerberg is giving his second day of testimony to a grand jury. Frankly, I don’t like what I’m hearing.
So I’m closing my account.