Richard Morgan on Kicking the Facebook Habit

Today Richard Morgan wrote an brilliant witty piece “Kicking the Facebook Habit” in the New York Times.

His comments on the reactions of his Facebook connections to his suddent departure are predictable but amusing:

When my friends tried to check in on me, they saw only an Error 404-style page. A typical note from an over-30 friend was “Are you O.K.?” A typical under-30 note was “Did you block me on Facebook?” Their self-centered hysteria only amplified my abstinence.

I left Facebook nearly two years ago, an act that leaves me now with only the most minimal curiosity about what’s happening there.