>It has recently come to my attention I might be “Facehooked,” so I have decided upon a Facebook fast lasting approximately one week in length. My blog will serve as a way to document the ways I have spent my time when the urge to FB (used here as a verb not a noun) hits. My predictions include writing on my blog, returning emails in a more timely manner, spending extra time at the gym, and possibly getting to bed at a decent hour.;)
Here’s a list I’ve put together of warning signs you may be addicted to Facebook (some I can identify with and others I know about from online examples – won’t name any names):
- create affectionate nicknames for it (see above FB).
- update your status more than twice a day.
- spend time on FB instead of spending it with your friends or family.
- have seen the South Park Facebook episode and think you have actually been “sucked in.”
- RSVP “yes” to events even if you have no intention of going so it looks like you have a busy social calendar.
- change your profile picture more than a 12-year-old (guilty as charged).
- have cleaned up your wall so it looks like you spend less time online.
- have a few friends on FB you have never met in person.
- only check your email mostly to see if you have any FB updates.
- find yourself thinking of funny status updates and when to post them.
- take photos mostly for the sake of posting and tagging them on FB.
- introduce the guys you’re dating to your friends by showing them his page.
- have several ideas on how to add to this list.
Day 1 and I had time to go to my fav cupcake (it’s a FB fast, not a sugar one) bakery, met a friend for a goal setting meeting, and even got some homework done. While I wasn’t on FB I was online and it could be considered filling one addiction with another online past time. Possibly, but at least with a blog I have something to show for it and the satisfaction of knowing I didn’t spend any time creepin’ on my middle school ex-boyfriend’s page.
Today I’m grateful for time, Lauren, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup!!