ERIE, PA – A local Erie man announced in a lengthy social media post why he’s getting off Facebook and as a result, successfully kept his Facebook deactivated for a staggering 47 minutes.
Luke O’Connor claims social media to be a toxic subject and feels disgusted by people’s need to constantly seek attention for likes. O’Connor reportedly received 37 likes on his Facebook farewell post.
“Social media is an awful place and there’s a reason why stuff like this exists in the first place. It’s to control us and make people want to outdo one another,” said O’Connor, adding how his deactivation post was to show people how brave he was for leaving the platform.
“Although I only left for 47 minutes, I feel I have done more for humanity than most people realize. I hope I inspire generations for years to come.”