The exodus from Facebook began yesterday, and I started it by responding to a bunch of friend requests that I never responded to (almost 200 of them) over the past few years. It seems a woman named “Ellie” sent a friend request in 2015 most likely after seeing me at a convention or via being a fan at a convention I help run.
Based on the reply, I think it’s the latter.
“Here’s the message I’ve been sending out:
TL;DR – I’m deleting the core of my Facebook and converting it to a “work tool” since my main use of it is for Green Mustard Entertainment related operations. (Advertising, fan communication, etc.) I am removing everyone from my friends list to eliminate noise, but you can still remain connected with me!
1. Tag me in a post if it is something you think I should see.
2. Add me on Facebook Messenger. I still use that.
3. Follow me on Facebook. (You can subscribe to updates; my only updates, however, will be links to blog updates.)
4. Follow my blog: www.tomcroom.com
5. Follow me on Instagram: TomCroom. (LMK you’re there, too, and I’ll follow you back to keep in touch.)
6. Follow me on Twitter. @TomCroom. (LMK you’re there, too, and I’ll follow you back to keep in touch.)
LONGER more DETAILED VERSION here: http://www.tomcroom.com/2018/04/25/archive/11706/”
Her reply, shortly after:
“You do you. I don’t associate with sell outs.”
The one mutual friend I found on Facebook is the person who runs the other anime convention in Orlando, Florida which leads me to believe that Ellie was NOT a fan of Florida Anime Experience being sold. I only briefly since, moments later, she blocked the account.