Facebook-free at 4 months

“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s been four months since I pulled the plug on the Facebook account I opened years ago. Honestly, I do miss it … sometimes. I miss the posts from out-of-town friends and relatives. I miss updates from […]

Facebook: Why I’m back

When we change the way we communicate, we change society.” — Clay Shirky My husband was the first to deliver the happy news: Two of our son’s best friends from high school had announced their wedding engagements on Facebook last week — within a few short days of each other. As the family reporter, I’m […]

Why I quit Facebook

I’m a Facebook friend of Bob Dylan, which probably means I have a deeply meaningful relationship with his publicist.” — Daniel A. Farber* UPDATE: The following essay was syndicated by BlogHer last week.  So far, the post has earned over 22,000 “reads” on the BlogHer site. Click here to read the comments. Maybe I hit […]