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November 22, 2016

I killed my first Facebook account years ago, then for some obscure reason I re-upped and started over from scratch.

I regret the time I spent fretting over it, months' worth of hours I could have applied elsewhere, even here.

This is the first time I'm embedding a Facebook post here, and it will probably be the last.

I remind myself that Facebook is a business; it's axiomatic they strive to get more than they give.

I was lured by the promise of gaining exposure for my work, but for that to be at all effective you must pay.
And of course there's the data collection, profiling, and non-consentual behavioral studies.

Social media is a euphemism for social engineering. I'm not saying it's conscious cause and effect, but they are rewiring the way we think and interact. So I think it's time to say bye-bye and reconnect in more tangible ways.