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I Quit Social Media For 30 Days... Now What?

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

Would I be checking because I genuinely wanted to see all those pictures and status updates? Or would I be checking out of some strange obligation now that it was "allowed" again? I hadn't missed social media during my time away, so why go back?

I Quit Social Media (And I Don't Miss It Yet)

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

The disappointment I felt at the thought of surrendering before I'd even started my resolution was, thankfully, more powerful than the need to check my Facebook feed. Instead, I read a magazine.

How I Gave Up Facebook and Got a Life

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marthe Weyandt

Three months ago, I decided to take a permanent FaceBreak. While I acknowledge Facebook has beneficial qualities -- the ability to share photos and stay in touch with friends and family who live far away, or receive status and event updates from groups and organizations -- it does have a dark side.

Why I'm Quitting Social Media For 30 Days

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

My compulsive checking had become a burden instead of a fun way to keep in touch. I wanted to live a better, more present life, and in order to do that I had to stop bombarding myself with information on how everyone else was living theirs.

Why People Kill Off Their Facebook Selves

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.20.2013 | Technology

Along with composting and biking, pledging to quit Facebook has become the hip new lifestyle promise to make over chit-chat at cocktail parties. But w...

Man And Supermodel

Peter Mehlman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

Facebook has transitioned from connecting us to people we know but wish we didn't to people we don't know but wish we did.

Prominent Writers Call Out Facebook As It Deals With Teenager Problem

Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

The timing could not have been worse. Two prominent writers have very publicly announced they're quitting Facebook, back-to-back, as the social network itself is embattled in a struggle to convince its youngest users Facebook is still "cool."

Quitting Facebook Is The New 'I Quit TV' (You Hipster, You)

Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

Would you like a side of Bergman and vinyl records with your "screw you" to Facebook? Yes, yes you would. Ditching Facebook has become a new, el...

Face It, You're Stuck With Facebook -- Here's How To Make It A Warmer Place

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 12.26.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- A woman I haven't spoken to in six years is pregnant with her second son. Another college acquaintance reads the Bible a lot. A high schoo...

I Don't Know What You Did Last Summer

Mary K. Moore | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology
Mary K. Moore

Forget relationship status updates or enviable vacation photos. If you really want to create a buzz on Facebook, deactivate your account. That's what happened to me this summer when I pulled the plug.

Facebook: I Quit (COLUMN)

The Mac Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"Hello. My name is Abby. I enjoy writing, dancing and riding my bike. My favorite books are Lolita and White Noise. I'm an infamous regular at Coffee ...

A Breakup Letter to Facebook

Dominick Bonny | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dominick Bonny

I want to terminate my account, but I just can't quit you.