If you want to feign the appearance of death, quit Facebook. I’m not sure how long it’s been since I quit… 6 months? 10 months? It doesn’t matter. But articles like this help reinforce my decision, when I find myself tempted to return.
Interestingly, that article ended:
But for all our complaints, both you and Facebook know by now, few people ever actually quit Facebook.
Really? I would have thought that far more than a few surly, antisocial snobs like myself would have deemed Facebook unworthy of their time. I wonder what the numbers really are.
I do know this. Every couple weeks, one of my friends contacts me via some other medium… so far I’ve gotten emails, postcards and a Tweet. Most are some version of:
Are you alive?