The sociology of facebook can be complicated.
Last week I deactivated my facebook account. There were so many hateful and ugly things being posted by some of my “friends” (mostly high school acquaintances) that I found myself getting agitated every time I visited. So I decided to just drop it. I suppose things like facebook can cause one to learn more about people than they’d sometimes really like to know.
I didn’t know that if I deactivated it would appear to my “friends” that I had just cancelled them as friends. When I found that out, I opened my account up again, so as not to hurt anyone’s feelings.
So now what? I suppose I could ignore the things that bother me and just keep on facebooking. Or I could just let my account stay open but dormant. Or maybe I should dive in and swim with the fish.
As I said, it’s complicated.