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One month without Facebook. 7 things I learned.

2017-05-01 • By

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. 

one month without Facebook

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.

food, language, lifestyle

How to order Italian coffee in Italy.

2016-05-22 • By

A definitive guide on how to order coffee in Italy.

Ordering an Italian coffee is something non-Italians get apparently confused about, at least counting the number of posts written on this topic. There’s even a book called “How to order an Italian coffee in Italy” and comments on Amazon say it’s a must-have for travellers.

Speaking about coffee, or food in general, Italians are often religiously bound to their traditions. We have one of the best cuisines, we tend to consider all the rest rubbish, we want to teach to the world how a perfect drink or meal is supposed to be. The same is for coffee. So I understand you don’t feel comfortable in ordering a coffee in an Italian bar.

Italian coffeeThere are a lot of blog posts listing what’s allowed and forbidden about coffee in Italy. Allowed, forbidden…wouldn’t it be we are too rigid? Anyway, there are things about ordering coffee in Italy you should know, because some coffee styles are simply not available. But there are also points to be debunked, because they’re not so strict.

Ready to enjoy your Italian coffee?

lifestyle, people

Italian lifestyle and mobile phones

2016-04-09 • By

Italian lifestyle is changing because of technology, as everywhere. A survey found that Italians are using smartphones more than their European fellows.

I have the feeling that Italians are especially obsessed by their mobile phones.

A few days ago I was on a local train and when I looked around here’s what I saw. I could see fourteen people around me. One lady was reading a book, one guy was doing a business call and another one was writing on laptop. All the others were staring at the screen of their smartphone. I have to include a twelfth one: myself. I had been focussed most of the time on my twitter feed.

My mini-survey might be done on a small sample, but I have a more comprehensive set of data to rely on.

According to Deloitte’s Global Mobile Survey 2015 Italians are really using their smartphone more than their European fellows.