Why did I decide to stay one month without Facebook?
I decided to stay one month witouth Facebook because, well,I felt a little bit intoxicated.
Picking up my phone and opening Facebook has become such an automatism that I did not even think about it anymore. Probably a little bit too frequently.
As reported in this article from The Guardian, many people are losing interests in Facebook, especially the youngest. These guys say they are happier without Facebook, because they don’t feel like a failure anymore if their lives doesn’t fit in the frame they want to share. I’m not at that level, since I don’t care a lot of the “likes” I earn, but actually I started to be aware of the time spent and probably lost. I tried to calculate indeed how much time I spent on Facebook everyday and I realised it was simply too much. At least, too much compared to the benefits I had.
You could think it’s an experiment only half succeeded. I stayed one month without Facebook, not without all my accounts. Actually Facebook is what I really use for my “social” life. I mainly use Twitter to follow my interests and for information. Instagram is apparently still a niche social for my acquaintance.
Facebook is still the place where most of the people I know post about their personal life.
Here’s what I learned in one month without Facebook.