The Consequences of leaving Facebook

I'm not definitely leaving Facebook - its more of an experiment. But if they do kick me off, it will hide some consequences for me.

Facebook itself

I'm middle-aged. which means Facebook is the social network that most of my friends are on. As my daughter says, "Facebook is for mums!" so thats a load of interaction I'm going to lose.

Facebook messenger

There are a few people that I normally contact on messenger. Including my eldest daughter. For the most part we can switch to iMessage (more on Apple on another day), but it definitely an issue.


Whilst I love photography and I have had an account for years, Instagram has never really been my thing, so i probably won't miss it too much.


I don't particularly like WhatsApp but it's kind of indispensable. Along with iMessage, its the messaging service that i have the most contacts on - especially family in India. I'm not sure how to replace it.

Take Action: A lot of these services are embedded within our lives now. What are the consequences to you if you leave?

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. Freelancer since 2007, dedicated to building incredible, low-cost, bespoke software for tiny businesses. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England