I just deactivated/deleted my social media account. I have been thinking about doing it for some time now. I was very hesistant to join the social media site in the first place. My mother and father even joined before I did. Eventually though, I gave in. I wish I never did. For one – I don't like how public it's all become. I see it taking a turn for the worse. Two – If there is anyone on there that actually does care about me, like family, they know how to contact me. Three- I knew all these people personally but never had meaningful conversations with them. Four – On DT, I don't know anyone personally but I relate to them better. Five – I'd rather spend my time on DT having meaningful conversations with people I don't know then waste, literally waste my time on social media reading stupid things about people's lives.

I regret all the time I used to waste on social media. Besides family, my friends were people from high school. The two people I actually might consider friends have my number. If they miss me, they can call or text. Honestly though, I doubt that will happen. Also, I had a few co-workers on there. I'm too private of a person to blast my news to them. DT is safer. I can say what I really think here. I can remain anonymous. I can talk about real things. No, I may not know you guys but, I like you better. You all don't seem fake and I don't feel like I have to fake either. I can be more myself on DT. No, you don't know me but you know how I feel or at least can relate on some level.

Some people may think I am isolating myself by getting rid of the social media. I don't think so. I think I am choosing my friends more wisely. Ones that will actually listen to me and that I enjoy listening to also.

I love this community. When i am having a bad time – I come on here. What's that? Oh, messages, comments! I wasn't getting messages on social media. These people were once my friends, real life friends. Now, they just care about themselves. Some of them were always like that. I just didn't want to see it.

Now, I feel liberated. I don't have to worry about exes, gossipy co-workers, or toxic people from my past.

Maybe you think I am being cynical. I think I am using discretion.

  1. Love_Shines 11 years ago

    Social media has it’s upsides and downsides.  The good thing is you can choose what you see on them for the majority of it, sites like Facebook you can choose who your friends are, what you like, posts that you see, etc.  Although I understand how annoying and empty it can all get.  In the end we do what is best for us, so I’m glad you are doing that.  If DT is the best social media site for you then great.  I like Facebook because it can keep me in touch with my friends, I don’t just add anybody or have a million and one friends and I don’t go around liking everything.  I think it would be kind of cool if Facebook had a dislike button to even things out, I wonder how that would go lol maybe it would mess with some people’s ego’s a bit, which isn’t a bad thing necessarily.

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  2. sadviolinist 11 years ago

    I think that's a good thing. I would do the same but I do actually keep in touch with a few friends on there…but I wouldn't miss it much. I do have one good thing to say about FB, I have a positivity page there where I  post quotes that have meaning to me and jokes and photos of beautiful things. That's why I hang with it I guess. But I agree, unless you want everyone in the world to see what you have posted (including future employers) it's not a good place in most cases.  There's too much negative drama and b.s. on facebook. I love Dtribe. I hardly ever get on to another site anymore. Like you I feel safer and understood and accepted here. I think you made the right choice for you, and that's what matters. 🙂   Take care Classy and I'll talk with you soon!   (HUGS) ~ Key

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