Random DJB Thoughts, The Times We Live In
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Farewell Facebook

Before the weekend is out, I will have deleted my Facebook account. I’ve contemplated this change for months.  It is time.


Facebook has been great in making initial connections with people I haven’t seen for years.  However, I’ve moved quite a bit from how I felt about Facebook three years ago. I will miss hearing from certain friends from across the world. But the changes Facebook has made to their privacy, news feed, photo – you name it – policy have made this a very different platform than I signed up for.  I don’t like how Facebook now asks me, “How are you feeling, David?” Really?  None of your damn business, frankly. In the end, it is more important that I be present in the moment.

I’m not going to write a long list of reasons why I’m saying farewell to Facebook.  There are enough of those online, like here, here, and here.

And I’m not leaving the online world.  Many of you know how to reach me at work or home via email (and my phone still works!) I will continue to write on the More to Come… blog, for those who want to know what I’m thinking in more than short — occasionally snarky — updates. You can reach me there if you wish.  My wife, Candice, is still on Facebook and she promises that she’ll post my blog writings to her page.  I’m keeping my own Facebook page up for the next few hours  just so I can post this blog so some of my online friends can see it.

So, see you in the post-Facebook world.

More to come…


Image (added in a 2021 update) by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

This entry was posted in: Random DJB Thoughts, The Times We Live In


I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.


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