# I've deliberately tried to avoid posting anything about Facebook or Twitter lately even though there have been numerous opportunities to do so.

The way I look at it, although I have deleted my accounts on both networks, if I keep going back to them, focusing on them, then I'm not free of their influence and still letting them interfere in my life.

It's interesting to see what's happening in that space but that's where it should end.

My Facebook account should be gone now and Twitter should be unrecoverable as of tomorrow so there's no more need for me to pay attention.

  1. johnjohnston says: #
    I’ve never really done much on FB although I have an account it doesn't draw me. I am still pretty active on twitter. The folk I read are pretty nice and I don’t see the ugliness that many report. I would rather move away to my own spaces and aggregations like Micro.blog but the community of educators, which is important to me, is well entrenched in twitter.
  2. Colin Walker says: #
    If it works for you then that’s great. It probably stems from sitting within a niche. “Education Twitter” is obviously a nice place.
  3. johnjohnston says: #
    It is mostly nice, especially the folk I follow. I do hope to lure them out to MB. I love the idea of POSSE getting replies via webmentions to my blog via bridgy.
  4. hutaffe says: #
    I have very mixed feelings about Facebook. I want to quit because of all the obvious reasons. But so far all my friends from all over the world are there in one place. Unfortunately I see no way to really stay in contact in any other (convenient for everyone) way.
  5. Colin Walker says: #
    It’s a problem and Facebook has far too much power but, as you say, short of getting everyone to move you’re stuck.