Social media purge

I've deleted a few social media accounts. Posted by Thomas Sutton on April 30, 2018

I’ve recently discovered that using social media makes my life moderately worse so I’m gradually deleting my accounts on the services I’ve signed up to in the last two decades or so. So far I’ve deleted:

  1. Twitter Because it is a massive time sink which has almost no real positive.

  2. Flickr Because it’s been sold again and I can’t be bother deciding if I trust the new owners. And I haven’t used it much for ages. I think I also got rid of my Yahoo account too, but it’s hard to tell.

  3. Goodreads Because I listen to audiobooks and want to keep track of them together with my e-books and paper books. Alas, they insist that a recording isn’t an audiobook unless it was first published as a written book.

I tried to delete my vestigial Facebook account but can’t because I would need to verify it first. I use private mode so I can’t verify myself using an already-logged-in computer and the contact-a-few-of-your-friends method is out because I have no idea how to contact most of the people it offered. Oh well, I’ll just leave the account locked.

This post was published on April 30, 2018 and last modified on September 4, 2020. It is tagged with: social media, delete.