3 Totally Understandable Reasons People Won’t Abandon Facebook

Aamina Suleman Khan
2 min readMar 14, 2018

From celebrities like Jim Carrey leaving this social media platform for being affiliated with the Russians, to publishers and writers quitting this networking website because of the stringent algorithm changes — most people on the internet are either running away from Facebook or thinking about alternatives.

But you know what, there are still reasons to stay even though the internet is trolling the hell out of you Facebook.

1) Facebook is Our Childhood Buddy

So many memories are attached with Facebook, especially if you’ve been on the platform from the very beginning. I remember playing multiplayer games with friends via Facebook, and also the time when I spent over six hours a day sharing my scores and chatting. I remember the pokes and man, how much some people loved poking me. I also can’t forget those friend requests that had a lot of hilarious grammatical and spelling mistakes, especially the following one:

“Do U Want “Frandship” With Me?”

Oh oh oh, and how can I forget the dilemma of choosing the “right relationship status” just to make sure your relatives don’t stare at you and your friends think you’re cool. In fact, it was such a thing or rather a “challenge” I’d say, to share an image of you with your boyfriend on your profile photo. I can also recollect the time when people became a sleuth investigating let’s say the new girlfriend of their ex. Now tell me, how can people forget all these queer memories and move on from Facebook?

2) Can You Ditch Your Facebook Community?

Yes, this social website is under fire, but how can people leave their community on Facebook? There people with over 300 friends, pages and groups with over 5000 followers. So, I am only wondering how some individuals and businesses are easily saying good-bye. Although graphic designer Will Paterson did say in one of his videos that your fans on social media are not your clients, but they’re your community. You worked day and night to reach out to them, invite them, engage them and they on the other hand stood by you, like what you shared and passed it on — so it’ll be sorta’ mean to ditch them, unless you ask everyone to migrate to the new platform you’ve got your eye on.

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3) Original Purpose: To Connect With Friends

You know that the very first mission of Facebook was to connect you with your friends and family. I found at least twenty people from my old school — the one’s I totally shoved out of my life while growing up. How many lost friends were you able to find on Facebook? It’ll be a shame to vamoose after this social site literally helped you find your friends, acquaintances and relatives.

Have you got a reason not to desert Facebook?