Alas, poor Facebook! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? (Hamlet, V.i)
As of November, 2011, I have uncoupled my blog from Facebook. There are no Like buttons at the end of my blog posts, no links to my Facebook page (except this one) and no responses to anything I post there will be forthcoming.
My only use for Facebook now is to post up an announcement when I have written a new blog post. Period.
Don’t try to talk me off this ledge. I have been used and abused by Facebook for too long. And so have you.