Facebook – I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee

I’ve on the 29th day of my self imposed separation from Facebook and I think I’m about ready to call it permanent.  What I suspected has been proven: it was subtracting more than it was adding.  I had worried that I would loose touch, both with “friends” and with “the news”.  While there are some true friends that I only have connection with through Facebook (leave a comment or drop me an email if you want to be able to continue to connect), the reality has been I have been more connected and much more mindful in the last month, not less.
Other tech has filled the void (Twitter and Feedly mainly) but  in a way that makes me feel much more in control of both the content I consume (no filtering) and my time.  I will be the first to admit that I was verging on “facebook addicted” (several times I woke up and the first thing I wanted to do was check my status/feed from over night) so my results may be atypical, but if you’ve ever wondered where all your time goes – give it a try.  You might be surprised.
As of now I don’t plan to delete my account, I’m just not going to use it anymore (other than for auto posted updates when I add a new blog entry).  It’s a step on the path to two of my longer term objectives: having more “slow conversation” and becoming more mindful.






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