Why did I leave Instagram and Facebook?
I entered this underworld hoping to talk and exchange ideas with my readers. I also wanted to make friends. However, I soon found out that this is not possible.
Like plagues, one after another, more and more elaborate crowds of fraudsters and people obsessed with satisfying their drive appeared. It was amazing how confused they were, thinking they were on a dating site. They sent me vulgar pictures and proposals. I remember one Japanese guy pushing for a video call. He told me that he did not know English. I asked him how he wanted to talk to me. I don’t know Japanese. He said that we do not need to know foreign languages. I quickly understood what this video connection was supposed to be for. At that moment I thought that maybe I had mistaken where I was and created a profile for hook-ups. I’ve been looking at these “other people” for a long time.
After the wave of sexaholics, the scammers came in. They instantly changed the nicknames and photos on their profiles. Sometimes they were doctors, sometimes soldiers, sheiks, lawyers and models. However, their goal has always been the same. Build trust and clear their account. I feel sorry for the people who have been deceived. They believed and wanted to give this trust to others.
For me, the cheating techniques were pathetic. I wasn’t taken in. Even a representative of the illuminati wrote to me. His pitch was on a higher level, but still not as high as he thought. Every day there were businessmen offering profits from cryptocurrencies. They were like lice. They besieged me from all sides. I blocked them, but they would come back after a while with new accounts. They didn’t even bother to hide where the accounts were from, and it was usually Nigeria.
The amazing thing was that none of them read my profile, where it was clearly written what I do. They asked me all sorts of questions, and when I told them I’m the author of an LGBTQ book, they freaked out. Some of them disappeared without a trace, though some continued to try their tricks on me, without success. After almost a year, I was already very tired, and I thought about getting away from it every day.
It was also incomprehensible to me how much people crave likes. I remember accounts that started with me. I enjoyed watching them because they presented interesting content. However, after a few months of low viewership, their content suddenly changed and bolder photos began to appear, which of course brought more views. I just wonder how long they’ll keep it up now that they’ve shown it all. What else will they offer viewers?
My disgust with social media grew to the point where I decided to delete my accounts. Today, now that I don’t have them anymore, I feel relief, a blissful peace that I won’t give up for anything.
Of course, I also met wonderful people from all over the world, and I am still in touch with them, for which I am very grateful. I hope you understand my decision better now. Thank you for being with me.