With security issues, data breaches, and downright creepiness going on over at Facebook, this morning I made the decision to deactivate and delete my two Facebook accounts (both my personal one, and my book one). If you follow me in either space, I’m not there! When I mentioned this morning that today was THE DAY I was going to delete my accounts, one of my Facebook followers asked:
“How will we connect with you when you post new Heart Sisters blog articles?”
I invite her (and you) to simply subscribe to my blog (right hand side bar). You’ll get an email when a new blog post is up (typically every Sunday morning).
And unlike Facebook, I promise not to sell any of your information. . .
And you can check in here on updates about news, events or reviews about my book, “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017). You can also contact me by leaving a message here.
Deleting your Facebook account is not easy. And there’s a difference between deactivating it (what Facebook hopes you’ll do because it’s just temporary) and deleting (which is what they hope you won’t do because it’s permanent).
If you’re on Twitter, I’m there. Check out the #DeleteFacebook movement there that many of us have already embraced; you can also learn how to delete your own Facebook account in these helpful instructions at Wired magazine.
Meanwhile, my plan is to enjoy the extra time I’ll have on my hands because I won’t have any further need to be checking and rechecking and updating my Facebook accounts anymore.
Studies suggest, for example, that people who go without Facebook for just one week report being significantly happier overall – simply because they are more present!