One of the social sites that was taking up a decent bit of my time and mindshare was Facebook, and the worst thing of all: I wasn’t getting anything out of it. Facebook is great for almost creating a high school reunion of sorts. I got re-introduced to people I knew in my childhood on various military bases in Canada, but once you get past all of that, Facebook is nothing more than a time sinkhole.
Was it smart or dumb of me to delete my Facebook account? I am not sure yet, but I know that it will allow me to reclaim the time I was spending on that site to use productively on other sites.
One thing of note about my Facebook account is that it was almost one half business related contacts, or contacts I have made through blogging. While I hate the idea of not being able to connect with them any longer, they were really just a placeholder on my friends list as I communicate with them through my blogs, e-mail and instant messaging software.
Have you thought about deleting your Facebook account? Do you get anything from your time on Facebook? Let me know, I am always interested, as my wife is still using it as her e-mail replacement.