February first, my Facebook Diet has begun. My goal for the month is to spend an extremely minimal amount of time on Facebook over the next month. Facebook at one point in my life had become a place to connect with friends old and new, talk about tv shows, and share funny videos. In the last year, the memes and endless fail compilations have been replaced by political angst from both sides of the aisle. Even after pruning my friends list a considerable amount during the election my news feeds is still overwhelmingly negative and depressing. Posting your point a view will turn into a 100 comment thread complete with trolls you can hardly figure out how you even know. It is a tough time and a much tougher conversation. Making matters worse is a buffet of news sites, some left, some right, many of them not even factual. So today began a drastic cutback of Facebook and social media in general. I still will be using Facebook Messenger throughout the day, but do not plan on spending more than 5 minutes
With that said, today began a drastic cutback of Facebook and social media in general. I still will be using Facebook Messenger throughout the day, but do not plan on spending more than 5 minutes day on Facebook via the web or on my mobile device if that much. I also have a plugin setup on my blog that will publish to Facebook and Twitter automatically without the need for me to actually go to those sites. And then there is Freedom. Freedom is an app that use to block websites. I have scheduled block that runs from 9am to 9pm. The app is installed on both my laptop and desktop computer. It is seriously one of my favorite apps. With my new found time I hope to be more productive, learn a few things on youtube, and catch up on some of the movies waiting on my watch list for 2017.