Third attempt to close my Facebook account, and this time is for real.
The last one lasted two or thee weeks. And I am determined to make this one the definitive one.
Day one, came and went, and so far the cyber sphere is not claiming back my presence.
Day two, still, no one has noticed, nor family, friends or wife (!). Funny enough, my oldest daughter (6) was asking me to shoot some videos with the cell phone and upload them to Facebook (first time ever), when I told her that I didn’t had a Facebook account anymore, she just say … “Oh ..well ..”.
Apart of the classic symptoms of withdrawal from any addiction, good things are more sleeping time, more writing time, and 80% less spam e-mail.
Update April 20:
Now in the two-week mark, I am reading more, writing more, and finding that lots of more people are doing the same (ditching Facebook), like when you are pregnant, or have a baby, you seem to find pregnant women or little babies everywhere.
Although not completely detox, I am still active on Twitter, WordPress and Google+, but definitely live without Facebook is better.
I was reading around the Internet, that Facebook could be a source of anxiety and even depression, and the explanation was simple, people (“your friends”) mostly post good things about themselves (vacation selfies or fun activities, parties, latest shopping, etc), projecting an unrealistic happy life. Therefore other people (“you”) start getting anxious about not being able to have this “happy life” that everyone around you seems to be having.