Yesterday one of my friends on Facebook deleted her page. Just like that. With not so much as a kiss my foot or have an apple. I sent her a text last night inquiring about her state of ok-ness and she assured me she was more than fine and was, in fact, relieved to shake free of this drain on her time and energy.
Huh. I emailed her today to once again ascertain that she had not succumbed to pressure from overly zealous highers up at the office and wasn’t complete deletion rather extreme? No, she reiterated, like she said, time and energy, liberating, yadda yadda yadda. Huh.
Could this be a trend? What you must understand is that this friend was no ordinary Facebook user. She was queen of the quips, diva of the dish, pervader of the pithy. Her status and profile picture updates were mythical among her circle and she was a constant clever commenter, cheerleader, sympathizer, and “liker” of her friend’s posts. Apparently having determined that she had gleaned enough reconnections and new friends from the community, she will continue to contact the lucky few (like myself) who have migrated to more direct communication with her through email and phone calls.
Facebook, take notice. There is an eventual stopping point, even for your most enthusiastic of supporters. What’s next? We may even *gasp* resort to gathering with friends in person and use those times to socially network. It. Could. Work!!!!
But not to worry. There will always be FarmVille.