I have completed a third full day since deactivating my Facebook account. Though the idea lingered for several weeks, the decision to do so came suddenly, and without reservation.
This past Friday night, after spending several minutes scrolling and refreshing, scrolling and refreshing on my phone, I decided to put an end to it…for now. No fanfare, no warning to family and friends. No giving out my email address or phone number.
I won’t be gone for long. I just need a break from politics, religious infighting, snarky memes, a–hole landlords,demanding bosses and inconsiderate co-workers.
Like a recovering addict, Facebook has been on my mind the whole time. Something will happen and I’ll want to weigh in on it sarcastically. I’ll see a cute picture of a kitten and think about posting it on my wall. A song comes on the radio while driving and I think of the best line that I could post as my status.
So far my little trial is working. I haven’t reactivated…yet.
How long can YOU go without your Facebook?