I’ve gotten this question a couple of times recently so I’m going to explain myself quickly.
Privacy – They track you across the internet. They collect, store, and share information about you, your friends, and your family REGARDLESS of your privacy settings.
Creeps – So many creeps trying to peer into you and yours lives.
Politics, Sex, Religion – Social media is full of ill-informed, small-minded, self-righteous morons pontificating about everything.
Mental Health – Most people on Facebook only share positive things in their lives. Often even that is a lie. That leads others to feel as though their own lives are missing something and leads to depression. Then you get into bullying, shaming, and other forms of harassment.
Look, I know many of you find some use in Facebook. I know it can be hard not being on it. You lose touch with friends. You don’t get included in stuff. I get it. But I ask myself, “Are they really friends if they need Facebook to communicate with me?”. “Is the problem really mine or theirs?” I miss some folks very much and at times it makes me sad. But for me, the cost of being on Facebook is just way to high.