My Quitting Facebook Plan

Let me be honest with myself. I’m addicted to Facebook. Its one of the sites I check up on on a daily basis. I find myself just browsing people’s profiles and making stupid status updates. It gets in the way of work, and worst of all, sometimes I feel like I’m not doing anything with my life while others are doing all these cool things. I’ve quit cold turkey a few times, only to come back to it.

But now I have a new strategy on significantly reducing my Facebook usage. The premise is to gradually erode my usage until its zero. Here it is:

  • Step 1) Delete tons of old status comments;
  • Step 2) Lock my wall from allowing others to comment;
  • Step 3) Stop writing status updates (this required a great deal of self-control);
  • Step 4) Unsubscribe to people on the News Feed thingy – This is a manual process and takes place over time;
  • Step 5) Well…I haven’t gotten there yet, but I’m sure there will be one.

Ultimately, I want to relegate my Facebook usage to only the chat feature. On my personal machine I can use that in Pidgin (A universal chat program) and never actually log in through the web interface. I want to maintain the chat feature because I have cousins from overseas who I’d like to keep in touch with. Other than that, this service is a burden, not a blessing.

Life is not meant to photographed and thrown online for everyone to click ‘Like’ and comment on. Its meant to be experienced.


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One Response to My Quitting Facebook Plan

  1. Hyde says:

    hmmm…destroyed familial relationships I did over not having facebook. Will die by the stand. And it goes with all the other anti-social media crap that is out there. If ye knew what the future holds with 140 characters or less.

    And far as chatting goes, for me it usually ended going towards the opposite gender, so after a miniscule involvement, I threw that as well.

    In 140 characters one can announce a conversion, an engagement, or that you are taking a crap.

    A kid could be friends with a pornstar, celebrity or religious authority all by clicking a button.

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