So, I got this email from Facebook today:
...which was pretty amazing, yet disturbing. I've been making a conscious effort to stay off Facebook (I'm not judging you!). Why? Because I don't really post on Facebook...ever (basically the opposite of my relationship with Instagram, and Twitter). I only consume on Facebook, and I think I tend to be happier without spending as much time on it as I have been recently.
If I'm going to be honest about MY Facebook (and why not?), I don't follow too many people anymore. We're 'friends', but I don't follow them in my feed. There are only so many times I want to see your: naked kids in the bath (zero times), you in a bikini (eeek!), or what you had for dinner last night (...). It's nice that Facebooks lets you maintain that connection without having to see things you aren't interested in.
Oddly enough, my Facebook feed is about 90% these three things:
Facebook (for me) tends to be a time-waste vortex. I accomplish nothing and can easily lose 2 hours on it (at least with Pinterest, I actually DO some things I pin).
I'm not saying I'm going to leave FB, I tried that...it didn't work. But, I would like to get my use down to 1-2 times a week, rather than (embarrassingly) 4-5 times a day. All told, the nerd in me loves that Facebook knows that I haven't been logged in and can email me, but at the same time, it creeps me out a bit.
What's your relationship with Social Media like?
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