Most people don't stress about Facebook. They update their status, upload a new picture and comment on a friend's wall without thinking twice. And if they don't like something on their page, such as a negative comment, there's always the delete button.
But I've deleted more than just a status update or a misspelled word: I've deleted my entire account.
When I first joined Facebook, I added everyone I knew as a friend. I didn't even think about privacy, I just chose to let all these people into my life. I assumed that if I accepted people’s friend requests, it meant they would accept the responsibility of being a good friend, but I was wrong.
For example, I noticed I hadn't talked to one of my online friends in awhile, so I sent her a message. Days later, I noticed she was back online, but not responding to my message, which I took as a sign she didn't want to be my friend. So I deleted her. I began to think my private life wasn't her business.
In fact, I got so annoyed I decided to deactivate my account. I didn't want to be her Facebook friend or anyone else's. At that moment, I realized being an online friend is different than being a real friend; there are different layers of friendship online.