Yep, after my first attempt failing (to leave that is) I just let the whole thing ramble on and then today, looking back on my last 6 months in Facebook I figured I had spent at least 80% of my Facebook time in disabling stuff. I never find anything interesting on Facebook and I don't find anything social about having hundreds of people call themselves friends either. I think I knew about 5% of my 'friends' and the rest were total strangers.
I really only need a handful of real friends, there's no status element for me in stacking up hundreds of people on my list. It has elements of when I was a teenager, I hated going to bed in case I 'missed something' and FB is a bit the same...get an account so that I am not missing out. Well, to be quite honest I don't think there was anything much to miss out on.
The secret with disabling your account at FB, and something I didn't know last time is...that you have to make sure you don't go to FB, or "like" on YouTube for 14 days after you leave... details here.
Now, Twitter, which I slagged off a lot in the beginning is quite enjoyable, its like inworld Chat, except, it mostly works, unlike Chat.
Netlog I joined because some French friends are allergic to the English language which, I thought, was fair enough...but... since I joined Netlog I have been contacted by a LOT of men who have, listed under interests only "women".... hmmm ...if your only interest in life is "women" AKA sex ... then you are a boring person and don't get any of my time. So, I've not been impressed with Netlog.... and my french isn't quite good enough to find out how to disable it....so I've just unclicked everything...
Posterous I have joined a while back and basically never used...well maybe once or twice, and LinkedIn has an RL fetish so I am not very impressed with that either.
News, and it's quite a long article, here, about how Google + is going to change social media and become the leader, overtaking FB as THE place to be. Very 'in depth' article and worth a read.
...and so... that is one less time-waste-nonsense I have to deal with.
...back to the tennis...