Mark Zuckerberg birthed a baby named Facebook on February 4, 2004. Let’s just say the world hasn’t been quite the same since. No doubt his brainchild created a nice bridge to connect humans. But that’s just the thing, nice isn’t always best. I’m taking a Kit Kat Break from Mark’s Human Library for some of the following reasons:
This is dramatic. But there are kernels of truth in what I’m saying. We all interpret differently. Adding or Subtracting? This is just my interpretation of it (It being Facebook for those of you who didn’t start reading from the beginning).
I immediately felt freedom after deactivating my account. A subconscious weight composed of bits and bytes was lifted. This expec…
tation for me to check it, to feed it like a needy pet.
Summed up in two words: Useful Distraction.
For now, “Useful” is blurry around the edges and “Distraction” is crystal clear. And no, I don’t need to visit Facebook Anonymous. “Hi I’m Nathan.” Last names are kept private so as to help recovering addicts resist the temptation of looking each other up on FB after the meeting.
Granted there are a plethora of productive pluses. If there weren’t, it wouldn’t be so popular. I won’t necessarily be in internet purgatory forever.
But, after changing Mark’s baby’s dirty diapers for a while. I need a babysitter so I can go on a date…maybe bird watching with Twitter.
*The views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views held by the author. But the views are held by something as things can’t float in mid air according to the properties of physics.
About the Author: Nathan Puls and his 0 wives and 0 children can be found rolling on the hills of California with their imaginary scooter named Carlankl.
Acknowledgements: Airplane Pilots. Because they don’t just make the world go round. They go around the world.