I’ve been flirting with the idea of cutting Facebook back to a more personal space for a while now. Yesterday there was an incident that prompted me to remove a select group of people. I decided that it was a good time to make the change to a more personal space.
If I removed you please don’t get offended. I’ve struggled with this choice for a long time. I’ve made some great connections on Facebook, I was invited to speak in Malaysia because of Facebook, I’ve become great friends with people I may never have otherwise. But I have a lot of not-so tech savvy friends and family who are on there and given how much I’ve moved around it’s a great way to keep in touch with them. They kept getting lost in the shuffle of all of my other connections. I know I may miss out on making some great connections with people because of this choice, its part of why I struggled with it for so long.
You can still see blog posts and other links on my Facebook page. I created it a while back more to make sure no one else did than because I grew a giant ego. Unfortunately someone already has librairanbyday on Facebook, but in this case it will be useful.
Of course in true librarian style here are some links to some things I read as I was thinking about this
- Dear FaceBook Friends, I’m De-Friending Most of You [It's Not You, It's Me]
- It’s Not You It’s Me – My Goodbye To Facebook Friends
- Facebook Community Pages vs Official Pages and Your Library or Business
- Dear Facebook, I Would Like My Illusion* of Privacy Back, K, Thanks
- Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook’s New Instant Personalization – Yes You Have to Opt Out