So, you may not have noticed…but I did manage to actually go through with closing out both my Facebook and my Twitter accounts (next up, MySpace 🙂 ) yesterday. That’s right. I’m officially free.
And do you want to guess what urge I found myself having to fight immediately following that act? Posting a status update about it.
That’s right, my first instinctual response to quitting the major social media outlets was to let everyone know through the method I’ve been taught by those same outlets. Pathetic, I know.
However, I did it. And even when a minor Goodreads snafu caused my Facebook account to become reopened (it’s annoyingly easy to reopen your account….), I instantly closed that sucker back down, no regrets.
Sure, I’m not in any way off the grid, but when I look at my phone, I find myself wondering what I’m supposed to do, now that I’m looking at it. It goes away a lot quicker. That’s something I can totally get behind.
And since it was making the rounds on Facebook yesterday as I was hunting for that hidden “deactivate my account” button, I thought I’d share a wonderful little video made by some talented folks who also think we could do a bit less with our phones and a bit more with our lives. I really like the one where the guy is instagramming his proposal.