Getting rid of habits is hard, but I survived, I’m feeling better, the iPhone battery lasts longer, I accomplished a lot of things while not wasting time on Facebook or Reddit.
Facebook sent me some automatic emails in order to lure me in, they’re probably scared as hell to lose a very active user.
Guess what? I stayed in the loop anyway, re-discovering websites and news source I loved in the past and then forgot.
I’ve spent the last week without Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Youtube and more in general social networks.
I didn’t go completely offline. My job (and my life) don’t allow it. What am I still using?
- WhatsApp? Telegram? YES
- Email? YES
- Medium? YES
- Slack? YES
It was my first experiment in this way, it could look very mild… You know, I don’t care. It was driven by increasing privacy concerns, the need to “detox” and figure out where my sources of information are going, how facebook & co. distract part of my time, how my daily routine is affected by these websites, etc…
Here’s a little diary of my experience. Continue reading “What happened in the 1 week I didn’t use social networks”