I used to be one of the greatest advocators of Facebook. I was the early adopter who was championing its brilliance and urging all my friends and family to join. By now I should have Facebook shares. But to be quite honest I’m tired of the upkeep – I quickly warmed to Twitter and decided I liked it more. And as soon as I heard about Google+ (and loving all things Google) I knew I would like. and I do. Frustrated me to no end when I saw you had to be invited to join the Google train though. Reminded me of my SocialScope longing days. I only cracked an invite to join SocialScope after UberTwitter was temporarily closed down by Twitter. Thanks to Saskia Bruinders for heading my call for help!
Anyway, I’ve long wanted to leave Facebook and move to Twitter but every time the urge took over me I’d start thinking: what about all the hard work I’ve put into it, the photos, the people I’ve reconnected with… and I would forget about the idea. And then again, the feeling would take over me again and I’d start thinking: what about the eejits who keep who falling for the virus tricks time after time and you’re constantly staring down a women’s anus on your newsfeed… and the annoying men who ask to be your friend – the ones you’ve never met and tell you how much they love you and want to get to know you better… how about the bloody incessant farmville requests and people posting random uninteresting links on your wall… and the business proposals that come flying in when people have your work email address… the groups you get added to without your permission… the group invites which actually aren’t invites but flyers and mostly ones you’d never go to (how many of you go to parties or events that you’ve been invited to on facebook? What about those times when you didn’t feel like speaking to someone who’s been trying to get hold of you on ALL fronts and finally saw you updating your status ‘5 minutes ago’ and harass you for ignoring them or avoiding them. Of course you are! Dammit you have every right to!
Don’t get me wrong, I still have a lot of love for facebook but I think I’m moving to Google+. I’m sold.
Time to move on. And here’s how to do it via How To Geek. Once I’ve plucked up the courage to cancel my facebook account, I’ll let you know how easy the migration is.
I just wish the interface at Google+ were better. It’s just about as exciting as Gmail.