There. Done it. Deactivated my Facebook account. It wasn't adding anything to my life, and yet it needed maintenance and it seemed a little too public. And it was awkward to use on my phone.
I was mildly intrigued to see what the fleeting concerns of people were, but the prevailing mood was too light for anything serious. Facebook didn't seem the right platform for important announcements. Nor could you write a long and detailed piece. Most people seemed to write cryptic or frivolous one-liners and little else. These quickly got buried by fresh stuff. So you basically saw only what people had said in the last three hours or so, unless prepared to scroll back, which I wasn't because the reward was too thin. Nor was I ever going to chat online.
Somehow I feel as if I've lightened my load. I've got off the crowded bus and decided to walk in the fresh air.