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Facebook Detox

November 27, 2012

Today is day two of my official “break” from Facebook. (As many others have mentioned, I only wish I had thought of this before the election!) That said, now is better than never! I’ve heard of many people disconnecting—either for a weekend, the holiday season, or forever– and I never thought I would be one of them. Perhaps it is just due to the relative popularity of Facebook, but I find that it has been the breeding ground for (let me get technical here): bad ju-ju!  People get nasty on there! I like to think that the Twitter world is nicer, because you have to be quite witty to make a quip in 140 characters or less! Anyone can write a long “Uni-bomber-esq” letter on a Facebook post, and I seem to be seeing more and more of them! No, thanks! I’ll take sharing pictures of pies and recipes and fashion on Pinterest over nasty diatribes on Facebook! At the end of the day, I think I realized what the real appeal of “Facebook detox” is: making a personal choice to be happy, walk happy, talk happy, and share my personal space (be it actual or virtual) with only those who bring value and happiness to my life. It took me a very long time to figure it out, but I’m so glad I did.

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  1. November 27, 2012 9:01 pm

    Good for you! Facebook is essential to my sanity so I won’t be going off the grid any time soon, but I sure do like that “hide” feature and am not shy about defriending the Unabomber!! :-)

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