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Facebook: Get In To Get Out

Facebook’s mission is distraction rather than connection.

People log in to Facebook and forget why they visited in the first place.  The whole experience is a complete time suck.

The real value in a social network is in its utility.  For the most part, people wander into Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr seeking information (world news, inspiration, and tips) that they can actually use.

Facebook excels in providing a sticky environment for wasting time, turning users into lemmings.  It woos the mindless by seemingly curing boredom.

Why even post, feeding the beast with more irrelevance?  Go in to scratch the itch and leave as soon as possible.

Facebook is a trap.  It wants to own everyone’s free time.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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