Wednesday 24 May 2017

Claire McCormack: 'Three years I am free of Facebook - and loving it'

As the social network celebrates its 12th anniversary, Claire Mc Cormack recalls her own bitter divorce as a liberation

Claire McCormack. Photo: David Conachy
Claire McCormack. Photo: David Conachy

Claire McCormack

This month, Facebook celebrates its 12th anniversary. I, on the other hand, am marking our three-year divorce. It wasn't an easy separation. We haven't remained 'friends'.

I mulled over the decision for months. Would my friends be annoyed? Would I end up being left behind? Would I become a social pariah?

I had lived a huge chunk of my life online, spent years developing my profile, expanding my friend pool, and sharing well, basically everything, with everyone - was I really prepared to say goodbye to all that?

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