Yes, I did. After ten plus years on the “social media platform” I had become disgusted enough to simply delete the account.
I was ‘hacked” a couple of times and had created “new” accounts three times. Each time I did it because I had friends and family I could only connect with online.
I finally said ‘enough” late last night, made an announcement, received some comments and answered them…but nothing people said changed my mind.
Over the past two years I had people block me for my political views……I had family members on the opposite end of religious or political views block me….I have been cursed at, threatened with physical harm and death…..called disgusting epithets and been told I am “hell-bound for sure”.
The drama finally became too much for even me to deal with.
After hearing about the Cambridge Analytica theft of data I thought “that is absolutely the last straw”.
This morning, I made sure I had copies of all my photos……..I made sure I had emails of all my friends and family (the ones that still talk to me anyway) and I disconnected my account.
Upon leaving a pop-up appeared on my screen from Facebook…asking me to “reconsider” my exit…there was a “poll” to complete..I declined…and tried to ‘exit” the pop-up……….which returned………and returned……………and returned!
I finally had to shut down the blasted computer to make that danged pop-up disappear.
Once I restarted the computer and reconnected to the internet….guess what appeared? yea…that damned pop-up. So it was close out the internet…and into the brains of the puter I went. (Gotta love that control panel)
I deleted the history since the beginning of time, knowing danged well it would take away every memorized password for every company or website I in which had a relationship, but it was worth the hour I have spent visiting every site so windows would once again have a clue about the places I visit. I also (yes, I am INCREDIBLY INTELLIGENT, thank you for noticing) changed every single password on every single website.
I had almost regretted my decision to leave the platform until they started screwing with me this morning as I tried to leave…………NOW, I am just danged happy it is all over.