Facebook Alternatives

15 Oct

Facebook detox, a must read!

Tremendous Times

I like Facebook. I don’t love it, but I like it.

I’m not like some people who spend literally hours searching through the status updates and photos my online friends have posted. I probably hop on there more than I’d like, but the most time I spend is about 5 minutes scrolling through the most recent stuff on my newsfeed. For some people, Facebook sucks some serious time out of their days, though, which is a) ridiculous and b) unhealthy.

I like that Facebook allows me to discover articles and videos through my friends that relate to my interests–for example, a lot of my feminist friends post articles that keep me up-to-date on what’s going on in politics and pop culture. Still, I don’t allow my online life to replace real life.

The preoccupation with Facebook is ridiculous and unhealthy because no matter how vibrant an online community is, it…

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