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I joined Facebook sometime in 2007 because, honestly, everyone else was doing it. Yep, I’m a lemming.

Anyway, soon after we moved to L.A., and Facebook kind of became a nice way for me to keep track of loved ones who were now living 2,000+ miles away.

But since then I’ve become, at most, a casual user. I never find myself mindlessly scrolling through my feed. To be honest, I usually log on, post something, then immediately leave without reading even one word from any of my 800+ e-friends. And 90% of the time, my posts are just links to articles on this site.

In addition to my almost complete lack of interaction on Facebook (or at least as much interaction as one can have online), let’s be honest, Facebook is pretty awful. Zuckerberg is a greedy, opportunistic ghoul (at best) who has no problem selling people off to the highest bidder. Or any bidder for that matter.

But it’s totally worth it for all those targeted ads for tires and toilet paper and toothbrushes, right? Nah, not really.

We thought social media would bring us closer. We were wrong. It made us pick sides, and I’ve been just as guilty of encouraging and engaging in tribalism as anyone. I loathe what Facebook has made us as a whole, but more importantly I’m grossed out by what it’s made me.

As many of you know, Mr. Fabulous passed away three weeks ago, and the outpouring of love and support that people expressed on Facebook during that time was amazing. But with another election cycle right around the corner, I feel like Fab’s passing is a good place to stop. A bright light at the end of an excruciatingly long, soul-sucking, and time-wasting tunnel.

Since I no longer feel invested in the massive online community that is Facebook, I’ll be deleting my account on Monday, January 6th. If anyone is still interested in keeping in touch with me you can always follow me by subscribing to The Blarg or hit me up on Instagram. (And, yes, I know Instagram is also owned by Zuckerberg, but there seems to be something much less repugnant about sharing images with the world rather than opinions.)

I may also delete my Twitter account (still weighing the pros and cons), but haven’t made a final decision yet so, at least for now, you can follow me there.

I’ll also be deleting Grey and West’s Facebook accounts. In hindsight, it was stupid of me to ever start up those pages.

I hope you all have a great 2020. And if I don’t hear from some of you ever again, I sincerely hope you have a great life. I just feel that, for my own betterment and sanity, I have to log off of Facebook for good.

Much love,

-Shady

Justin Shady, I'd like you to meet... Justin Shady.

I’m actually friends with two of me now,

-Shady

Grey Danger Shady is now on Facebook!

…so KB and I have decided to start up a Facebook page entirely for her.

If you want to see more of Grey, go ahead and friend her here.

She’s already managed to rack up nearly 100 friends before we even had a chance to post this. Apparently, babies are very popular.

Obviously, we’ll still be posting some Grey-ness on our pages, but this is definitely the best way for one to join us on this journey. Should one so choose, of course.

No pressure,

-Shady

…as opposed to North America…

Facebook West

…they flip the little globe for you.

Facebook East

Subtle but cool,

-Shady

Apparently, I was wrong.

Ummm... no. Never. Ever.

The complete opposite of what I am,

-Shady

Dominick Abbott

…on this sweet new Facebook page that the Soska Twins set up!

Things are getting weird,

-Shady

Just a bit off, Facebook.

…I’m not sure if my mom should be flattered or offended that Facebook thinks her face is similar to that of a five-year-old boy.

Almost… but not even close,

-Shady

666! The friends of the Beast!

I love you if you get it,

-Shady

…and their link to this, yesterday was the biggest day to date on “The Blarg.”

Nearly 17,000 people visited the site in just twelve hours, and 6,000 of those people ended up sharing the link on their personal Facebook page. Yesterday’s total destroyed the previous one-day record by almost three times. Holy crap.

To put it in perspective, “The Blarg” had more traffic yesterday than in the entire month of June 2010 (previously the site’s biggest month since it began in May 2008).

So thanks for the link, Nirvana! I really appreciate it!

I’m never gonna be able to break this one,

-Shady

on Facebook. I am.

These curtains match the drapes,

-Shady

Old Poop!