I deleted my Facebook account a few months ago because it was simply too intrusive and it felt more and more “synthetic” – like I was only communicating via Facebook with people who shared my own viewpoints. Not too far off from “keeping my own counsel”.
I learned a month later, in a study that CNN published, that for every interpersonal relationship wrecked by online pornography there are ten relationships destroyed by Facebook.
I have long suspected a dark side to social media – and I’ve long suspected we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to assessing all the downsides of social media.
I may reestablish a Facebook account at some point in the future. For now, though, I have experienced first-hand the role of Facebook in destroying a potentially salvageable relationship.
Not that I think porn is really any healthier; but I think it’s best to stay away from all of it!