I have not been on Facebook for approximately 36 hours.
Why the precise time? Because I made a conscious effort not to follow anything and not to be informed of the result. Thus, I missed what is an apparent firestorm occurring. Hurtful, vicious things being said. People stating that if someone voted the way they did not, to unfriend them (as a side note, have we now become so unmotivated that we cannot manage even our social relationships online?).
I missed it all, because I stayed away. I had a relatively peaceful day of working through moving the office and enjoying dinner with friends.
I suspect I was not the only one that sat today out. After all, who wants to log in to see how friends are doing and find vitriol facing you first thing in the morning?
Facebook, I fear though, is ultimately toast.
Many will quit. Many will unfriend others - and then find themselves with nothing to follow up on. Others will realize that the mere stream of photos and internet memes that are non-religious/non-political/non-anything is really just a sort of waste of time and that there are better things to do with one's life.
Farewell Facebook. Thanks for introducing so many to the web. And thanks for essentially becoming a photo album of the Internet.