I deleted my Facebook several months ago. It actually turned out to be much easier to walk away than I thought. I couldn't take it anymore. I was arguing into the void. Facts were meaningless. There are paid trolls flooding the "tubes" with the sole intention of disrupting the discourse and filling people with futility. And it worked, at least on me. I gave up on it all, and I was slightly more sane as a result. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you all for being part of a group where we can civilly discuss nuance and theory because we are not all screaming at each other over the definition of the word 'fact'. What are your thoughts?
I joined facebook for 2 reasons; 1- I was setting up an etsy site to try and sell the wire weave jewelry I make and 2 - I wanted a place to vent my frustration with trump and the gop. I limited my freinds (I have 20 friends), most are exclusively against trump (i think one is a trumpette), I ban pro-trump/gop posts and follow salon, Michael Gowdey, Al Franken, DeVaga, etc. Not until trump is gone and the best of what Obama tried to do is restored will I get rid of my facebook page. What happened in Alabama gave me hope the American people are not all sheeple.
Facebook is nice for me to keep in touch with relatives, but I don't use it much. It is invasive and I don't care to live that kind of "out loud." I posted a comment on a pal's comment and some girl gang started attacking me. It is like junior high for adults. I have no need of drama. )
I've been working on not telling people to go kill themselves when they say something utterly stupid or come back at you by belittling you just because you have a different opinion. It's hard but I just type my opinion or my retort and then back out before posting it so I don't actually argue with anyone. Too much unnecessary stress.