I'm taking this opportunity to climb on top of my soap box and proclaim: I'm taking a Facebook time-out.
I used to reveal in Facebook's trip to la la land. A five minute time-out in the middle of the day to read funny, quirky updates from friends and family members. Lately though, it feels like every post is a link to someone's event in which I'm invited to donate $$, someone peddling a friend's arts and crafts for sale, someone inviting the world to join them in their next half marathon or someone requesting I re-post a message about loving my grandma. I do love my grandma but seriously, does anyone else feel like Facebook news feeds have become walking social advertisements? Facebook today is morphing into email forwards of the past.
Not to sound croggity, but I'm feeling all over advertised to in my personal space and it's not cool.
Unfortunately, I can't pause Facebook use completely because I'm the social media person at work and I'm required to post on our work page every day. So I guess I'm saying, I vow to let Facebook suck less of my time. And I vow to de-friend all people who post 1) benefits/causes you're peddling 2) arts/crafts you're peddling 3) the latest fitness craze you're peddling 4) and any of you who ask me to re-post anything like a bad 90's forward. Consider yourself warned.
[stepping off of my soap box now]