When I first read the assignment, I was actually kind of excited to stay off Facebook for a week, but I thought it’d be hard. Surprisingly, it actually hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would have been. I would always just go on Facebook when I was really bored, but instead of Facebook I just use Twitter and Instagram more now. The only serious problem I ran into has been the fact that not all my friends and family use Twitter, but most of them use Facebook so it’s easier to communicate with them through that. However, during this time I haven’t been able to communicate with them through Facebook. There was a time when I was watching my sister’s soccer game on tv and I wanted to tag her on Facebook but I couldn’t. She doesn’t use Twitter so I wasn’t able to tag her through that.
None of my friends or family have said anything to me about not being on Facebook for this time, but I did explain to everyone that I couldn’t go on it for a week. I will say, I am anxious to see if I’m going to have a lot of notifications or friend requests when I do return to Facebook.
I have a smart phone, so I have the app right on my phone, but I just moved it to the last page and I haven’t been tempted yet. I would just delete my Facebook altogether but I feel somewhat distant from the world by not having that social network communication.