A little more than 8 years ago (Oct. 2010), I signed up to facebook. I got hooked on all the likes and the friends counts and enjoyed seeing my photos get shared and commented on. But a couple years ago, I started seeing a lot of misinformation, usually in the form of memes and drive-by posts, that my friends posted without even the slightest care that it was truthful. They came from liberals, conservatives and middle-of-the-roaders. I resisted commenting on most of them, but sometimes I just couldn't help myself. I found myself searching out bad memes just to point out how they did more harm than good. I would research and post links to sites that proved they were lies, only to be met with claims that the sites I linked to were biased and themselves wrong. Of course, those people didn't provide any proof or corroboration. I discovered that most people would claim a site was biased if it showed the poster to be wrong. To hear them tell it, every single fact-checking site on the Internet is owned and operated by nefarious individuals with nary an ounce of credibility. It got so I was developing physical problems - sore neck, back pain, headaches; I was having difficulty sleeping and even gaining weight. I finally realized I needed to get away from facebook, delete my account and not look back. I wrote a little about it on my personal blog: https://1footinthegrave.com/letting-go-of-facebook/ and I've already deleted my other social media accounts on LinkedIn and Twitter. Monday night, my account on facebook, including the pages I set up for my forum and my tourist site will be deleted. I have a lot of friends who only use facebook and follow my photography, so I wanted to let them know. I'm a drug addict with almost 33 years of sobriety and I have found myself with addictive behavior characteristics since then, so I'm guessing dropping facebook will cause a bit of anxiety. But I know I'll be better off without it. Having a facebook page for my forum and a tourism site has not actually been beneficial for the websites. That's not to say others haven't been able to leverage some value out of it for their sites. I think this is a good decision though.