What happened in the 1 week I didn’t use social networks

TL;DR;

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.

LONG VERSION

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
  • Etc…

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”

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