Now is my fourth year practicing my annual No Facebook act. Here in the Philippines, April and May are the months without regular school, more known as vacation. I have been deactivating my Facebook during these months because I believe that the sole purpose of Facebook is to be updated in academic assignments and announcements. Now that I have graduated, I’m thinking of deactivating my account for more than two months. I have my cellphone so if anyone wants to contact me, they can still do without FB. Facebook, I believe, much also that it connects people, disorganizes the true value of communication, which is, seeing the other respondent, to be able to touch her, hear her. I did not die during those times I have no Facebook. In fact I had more time to do things which I really need. Also, I deactivated my Twitter account. Having multiple social media accounts makes me think that I am a public entity and I have no privacy anymore.
I have no bad beliefs toward these social media sites but I had been unconventional in believing that personal communication is still the best way to convey our messages.