To those of you who claim that FB is a great tool for staying connected, I have removed Facebook from my life for well over a year and I haven't lost contact with anyone that didn't regularly send me something on Facebook, and I have actually gotten to know people a lot better through phone calls and physical meet ups. Sure you can stay connected with a lot of people at once on Facebook, but does that really enhance your social experience? If I have something to share with someone, I will share it with them directly by phone call, text, or setting up a night to meet up and discuss how things have been or what we've been up to. I'm not trying to talk from a high horse, it just frustrates me that Facebook has become this benign room where my parents go to hang out as they sit alone in their living room on their separate iPads.
And to those so willing to give up personal information under the guise that they are uninteresting, you are the issue with this country now. You live in a candy land fantasy world if you don't realize how utterly terrifying it is that the government now has a file on you and everyone you are connected to. those funny off color jokes you made to your friend fro college? they have em. That drunk convo where you said something you shouldn't have? got that too. if you are only a few degrees away from anything remotely illegal, or your name is close to someone who may be on a watchlist, it can mean a great deal of inconvenience for you. but, hey, all in the sake of security right?
As for the messenger app, who cares, they've never made a good messaging tool that I've used. I always seemed to lose messages, or have old messages I didn't want to see ever again randomly pop back up. It never added any benefit to me that having someone's phone number and texting them didn't offer.