Yes, that’s the omnitalented Professor Brian Cox in the photo. It’s my Facebook profile picture and has been since I ambushed him after an Infinite Monkey Cage radio recording (but only as he was leaving the pub.)
Looking through my posts and pictures, much of my content is along the lines of ‘Look: I’m having a good time with friends/family/cats/ambushed tv physicists’. I realise it’s irrational of me to get bored and dismissive of the same type of thing from others and to resent feeling that I have to ‘like’ it.
I’ve been thinking of leaving Facebook for almost a year now and have been inspired by one of the people I think best ‘gets’ social media: Rob Dyson from Whizzkidz. Here are his thoughts on leaving Facebook.
It is tempting to say simply ‘what he said’: there are some interesting thoughts for professional communicators and I can write ‘ditto’ under almost all of his comments.
I’m on there mainly to keep an eye on my daughter, which I am sure is a futile exercise. And I’m an admin of the work Facebook page. I’ve noticed how views there have halved since recent changes.
The main reasons I haven’t yet left are laziness (copying all those photos etc) and worry. I worry that I will miss out on what is posted and, perhaps more tellingly, that no-one will realise that I have gone…
Have any of you jumped ship? I’d love to hear any views.
- Spending a train journey reading #TheHauntedLandscape tweets. Fab mix of 'Who knew?' 'Want to find out more', and '… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 day ago
- RT @konstruktivizm: https://t.co/HiDcflm5Db 2 days ago
- Fascinating talk of Pan by Gyrus #TheHauntedLandscape Also enjoyed hearing him @ForteanLondon recently on the Crouc… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 days ago
- RT @unfortunatalie: Much of Avebury was excavated by Alex Keiller, who was heir to the Marmite empire. He grew very attached to the skeleto… 2 days ago
- Charmed that the heir to a fortune derived from marmalade was possibly a pagan revivalist #TheHauntedLandscape 2 days ago