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Facebook is to “Friend” What Apple is to “Genius”

Wow!  This is a must read!

A little bit of history about this article.  My friend +Nick Eller came to me a few months ago explaining how Facebook had ruined many parts of his life.  I introduced him to my story about the exodus and how I made my exit from Facebook.  I privately messaged every single one of my "friends" on Facebook telling them I was leaving.  If they wanted my phone number I would respond via Facebook message or email.  I got three responses.

Fast forward a few years and +Nick Eller has removed Facebook from his life and his wife, +Ashleigh Eller, saw a difference in him.  She recognized that Facebook was hurting parts of her life as well.  They are both Facebook free and this article explains how much happier they are.  

This is not an article slamming Facebook or Apple.  It is simply a personal story about how some "friends" are not truly friends.  As Nick says:

"A true friend will push you to better yourself. A Facebook “friend” will gladly like a status, regardless if it is good or bad. They’ll console you, because it is faster and easier to type out a comment than to call and have a conversation about it. We have both agreed that we’re going to make the investments in people that are willing to do the same for us. I will take the handful of true friends I have over the hundreds of “friends” that I had."

Please read this story, it is amazing!

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