Elite – that’s the term being used to describe the group that non-users of Facebook.
And, in that case, and perhaps the only case, I was cool well before that was ever cool.
As a non-user of Facebook for years (as inactive user, that refuses to upload hundreds of photos and likewise refuses to otherwise excessively use the site in the way that it’s probably meant to be used), I’ve often made a profile to keep updated with certain groups, event invites and because – frankly – some friends and family become seriously offended if I don’t regularly “like” their statuses and posts. Also, I say “often made a profile” because I’ve deleted mine several times, only to come back once again. Yes, we’re reunited and it feels kinda good, or at least comfortable.
Ditching Facebook though, in the words of the HuffPost, “Is cool, but, like popping your collar or wearing a fedora, you’ll probably look ridiculous to all but a select group.”
Will you quit Facebook – or realistically, use it less often?
As per the chart below, most people were planning on quitting Facebook due to privacy concerns, but it doesn’t seem like they’ve followed through. Facebook is so finely integrated into our lives, that to do without it, would be losing a part of life now. We breathe oxygen and tech, now. Proof: I wrote this on WordPress.