have deactivated your Facebook account. You can reactivate your account
at any time by logging into Facebook using your old login email address
and password. You will then be able to use the site as before.
I love facebook - for the way it connects me with people that even email doesn't let me reach, for the opportunity to say things and share stuff and have a wide audience.
I loathe facebook - for the way it gobbles time, for the way that it lets me see what others think but prevents me from having any meaningful interaction, for the stupid junk people post there.
If it were not for the former aspects then Facebook would have been dead & gone for me a long time ago. As it is, I've wanted to hit the 'delete account' link for a long time with increasing desire. And BTW if you DO follow & use that link there's no going back.
A long time back I got a little this way on Harmony Central. I was spending hours on the electric guitar section of the forum, and it was back in the heyday when there were so many users that the forum was more like a chatroom because of the sheer number of users online. Eventually I started posting stuff that deliberately wound people up (not to say that kind of behaviour was unusual there - plenty of trolls) but it was outside my character, and I realised fairly quickly and put a stop to it. With facebook though, I find myself treading ever more carefully around some, never able to say anything that helped, nor able to say what I wanted either.
I'm also saddened to see how some characters have developed over the years. And it feels like I can't make it any better, so I'd rather move on before I make it any worse (pastoral side cuts in "you could go talk to them" practical side comes back "and they'd listen?").
And not being on there doesn't do any harm to having less time on t'intarweb.