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Monday, July 29, 2013

On Social Hiatus

I've been considering taking a break from Facebook for a while - that's why I put it on my 101 List.

It's not that I think I'm on Facebook all the time, overposting and oversharing. I just find that I surf over to Facebook when I'm bored, whiling away time in the news feed even when there's nothing really "new" to see.

Apparently I'm not the only one who finds Facebook to be a time suck. A couple of articles that spoke to me can be accessed here and here.

I highly recommend linking through to the Pew Research study mentioned in the second article.

Listen: I like Facebook. I like seeing photos, hearing news and keeping my finger on the pulse of my friends and family's lives.

But too much of a good thing is simply too much.

I'm not radical enough to deactivate my account. Honestly, that sounds like too much work and part of stepping away from Facebook is to reduce the clutter in my mind. I'm just deleting my bookmark to Facebook from my favorite browser and temporarily taking the app off my phone.

I'll still be on Twitter. This blog will continue to autopost to Facebook and I plan to catch up with any comments posted through Facebook later.

I'll be back in a week. Or so.


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