Kristina Campagna did something that is apparently verboten in our modern world. She quit facebook. Cold Turkey.
And she’s learned she can live without it, but it does have its drawbacks.
Apparently this is such a crazy thing to do, USA Today had her write about her experiences.
Here’s what she found out…
1.) Some of the Information People Post Is Actually Valuable. Most of it isn’t, but a lot of people use Facebook to discuss news, politics, and pop culture. So if you quit, you either fall behind on it, or actually have to seek it out yourself.
2.) When You’re Not on Facebook, You’re More Mysterious. As in, people can’t reach for their phone and check out bikini photos as soon as they meet you.
Although, you’re ALSO more mysterious to potential EMPLOYERS, which ISN’T good. Because these days, a lot of hiring managers assume you’re old and/or crazy if you’re not on Facebook.
3.) Not Everyone Knows When Your Birthday Is. So when someone SAYS “happy birthday,” it actually means something . . . because it’s not just an old high school friend who happened to see a birthday alert.
4.) The connection you feel from facebook is artificial. Real connections focus on quality over quantity. Let’s face it, you may thousands of facbook friends, but how many are going to drop everything to drive oyu to the airport if your car goes down?
5.) Facebook posts can damage relationships. Well, duh! Kristina found out that not being on facebook removed drama from her life because people were not misinterpreting posts.
Have you ever considered quitting all social media?