I was a compulsive facebook user from Feb 2008 to about 1 month ago. I've created two accounts with my real name and email. And I used Facebook several hours a day, everyday. I pretty much spent all of my time on facebook (Perhaps 10 hours or more every day?), so god knows how big of a profile Facebook has already built on me. Facebook has been a huge waste of time. It made it very difficult for me to get work done. Also I always felt jealous all the time because of all of the wonderful photos my friends uploaded onto facebook. Glamorizing their lives and making my life look like crap. But in actuality, those photos are an extremely biased glimpse of their lives, because they only show their lives greatest moments. I've had very glamorous and epic moments in my life. But I choose to not post them on Facebook, because my family members told me that for privacy reasons you should refrain from publicly posting any personal info on Facebook and never post pictures of yourself on it. Not that it really matters because everything you do on Facebook is being used to data mine and build a profile of everything you do. I'm finally free of the shackles of Facebook's enslavement upon me!! But during the past month, I've been gradually using facebook less and less. I was on facebook earlier today, but I quickly left. The main reasons I'm no longer using Facebook is because: 1) Facebook wants to destroy any form of anonymity/privacy on the internet. Without privacy and anonymity, you are very unsafe on the internet because anyone can easily search you up and possibly do harm to you. 2) Facebook makes me jealous of other people. Since I now realize that Facebook users tend to be narcisstic show-offs who post every ~Phrase removed~ moment of their lives to appear glamorous, I don't feel jealous of them anymore, because I'm an introverted and secluded guy who happens to love expressing myself just as much as them. Except I like doing it anonymously which is why I am posting on this site with Tor. 3) Facebook is a waste of time and you cannot develop intellectually on that intellectual waste land. All you do is waste your time browsing your friends pictures and profile status. All the while Big Brother is stalking you. When I'm anonymously reading and posting, I tend to learn alot more. During the past 8 months of posting on Wilderssecurity Forum, I learned so much about the ever-growing police state we live under. That's probably the main reason I tried to slowly leave Facebook. I would like to maintain my privacy and I don't like it when the government is trying to snoop in every minute aspect of my life. I'm still trying to remove the conditioning facebook has inflicted upon me. Facebook has convinced me that you should reveal every minute detail of your life for everyone to see. This nonchant attitude towards privacy is unethical as it can make people extremely narcissistic, shallow and superficial. I think all Facebook does is breed superficiality. All people on facebook care about is showing off their girl friends, vacation photos and whatnot. I am a deep and intellectual person. I like to express myself but in an anonymous and intellectually savory manner. Like what I'm doing right now. Anyways I hope this makes sense to everyone on Wilderssecurity. I don't use Facebook anymore because it is (in summary): a) a waste of time b) too privacy invasive and destroys my anonymity on the internet. Both of which I cherish. I think this is the main reason I don't use it anymore. I still waste plenty of time posting on 4chan and other anonymous sites anonymously, but I would rather be wastin my time posting anonymously than under the disgusting privacy invasion of Facebook. c) i don't want to become a superficial and narcisstic individual like all of my former "friends" on facebook. In summary, from now on, I'm going to spend all of my time on the internet anonymously posting my thoughts. Trying my best to avoid the evil police state survellience of the Utah Data Center.