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The Irony of the 'I'm Not on Facebook' Movement
By: Christine Geraci
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Ah, I love the smell of Facebook irony on a Friday morning. 
 
Perhaps you're sick of Facebook. And perhaps you've acted on that sentiment by rebelliously removing yourself from the social network. 
 
Just so you know, you can now connect with others who have done the same via TwitterLinkedIn, and Google +. It's called the "I'm not on Facebook" movement. You can even buy yourself a t-shirt that proudly announces your social dissent.
 
It's an understandable sentiment to want to rail against the biggest social network in the world by joining these forums and stating your disdain both online and on pieces of overpriced clothing. Facebook is frustrating. People post a lot of ridiculous crap there. Others still even unfairly brand Facebook dissenters as either crazy or socially inept
 
But here's what I don't understand: You join the "I'm not on Facebook" fold via social media. And what do you do on each of these other networks? Oh, oh yeah, that's right: You post pointless crap complaining about the pointless crap that's on Facebook. What's more, you're forking over cash that lines someone else's pockets so you can also announce your disdain for Facebook on a t-shirt. 
 
Haha, that's funny.
 
Whether you're posting about what you had for breakfast, or posting about how much you hate Facebook, I'm still not going to care. Thanks for shopping, though.
 
What's kind of sad is that all the pointless crap these people hate to see comes from people they voluntarily profess to know and even love. 
 
It's OK to hate Facebook. But isn't the act of posting to other social networks about how much you hate all the pointless crap Facebook...you know, pointless? Pot, meet Kettle. Call him black. 


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About the Author
Christine Geraci is the Social Media/Promotions Specialist at MVP Health Care in Schenectady, NY. Connect with her on Twitter @christinegeraci.
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