Facebook created order out of chaos," Bader said in an interview with us. "But that order was very constricting. It trained us to share in a certain way, to curate our identities, to put forward things we wouldn’t be judged for. … It can be stressful after a while.
Life Without Facebook
I made a decision to deactivate my Facebook account. Why? Because I found that it was impacting the way I live and distracting me away from real life. I’ve been without it for a few weeks now and I must say that it feels liberating. There are pros and cons of course and I’m not going to say that I will never re-activate it, but for now it feels good. I feel released from information overload.
- I don’t look for potential Facebook moments, I just enjoy moments as they roll over me.
- I don’t watch my kids play through the screen of my smartphone, I just enjoy those moments for real.
- I no longer get distracted by incoming updates on my phone (to be fair, just change the settings or removing the FB app will also solve this).
- My pictures and information are no longer owned by a billion dollar company.
- It’s not as easy to keep in touch with friends and family. Although, this just highlights the need to make more of an effort.
- People may interpret my online silence as rudeness! - please don’t, I’m just not online.
Ok, that’s it. Let’s see how I get on. I’ll stick with using tumblr and twitter for a while.