Letter: Another former user happy to have broken Facebook habit

A big thank you to Jennifer Langdon for her

Breaking Up with Facebook

column, which I think personified what many people are thinking
about Facebook but don’t know quite how to say it.
Dear Editor,

A big thank you to Jennifer Langdon for her “Breaking Up with Facebook” column, which I think personified what many people are thinking about Facebook but don’t know quite how to say it.

I found her column to be great comic relief and glaringly honest in regards to some of the side effects Facebook can cause. Many people love Facebook and cheers to them, but I, too, found it can end up being a source of strange anxiety and a great challenge to the notion of what “friend” means.

I never thought I would be the type of person to have online social relationships, but all of the sudden, there I was stuck in the sticky Facebook web which is not pretty!

I recently closed (as much as you can with Facebook) my account and admit to feeling withdrawals and a slight twinge of guilt breaking up with all my “friends,” but as the days go on I feel better. Reading Jennifer Langdon’s column was a much needed confirmation that it’s OK to be Facebook free … and that life exists beyond whether or not someone “likes” my post about what I made for dinner or my random edgy quote.

Marie Lyon, Morgan Hill

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