I think one of the main web 2.0 platforms I could not live without would be facebook, but it got me thinking. Can I go without it for a while? Am I really that hooked on it? I decided to find out, so for this blog I went an five days without facebook and documented my progress.
Deactivated account. That wasn’t so bad, was it? I don’t feel any different… Do I? Come to think of it, I might have been a little rash in my decision; I didn’t even perform a proper dummy check on my way out and I think I may have left a pair of earrings in someone’s status update. I better hop back in just to check… No! You’re stronger than that. Besides, it’s 6 pm on a Saturday – better take some sleeping pills and go to bed.
Itchy. Mouth is a little dry.
Spent a couple of hours walking around the house, approaching random objects and “liking” them, ie. a door, a blanket, some waffles, the dog, and my older brother, who got a little irritated, but only because I “liked” him, but accidentally “unliked” him, so I had to “like” him again.
Starting to break out in cold sweats. No problem – it’s late – I’ll take some more Tylanol pm and go to bed.
Shakes are getting worse… I started an argument with my 2-year-old niece, Sophie, on how the system that we are currently stuck with is actually ‘corporatism’, and not true laissez faire Capitalism. But she stubbornly clings to her primitive, agrarian and Monarchistic concepts, saying things like, “Look! I’m a princess. See my pretty dress?” – I’m thinking of un-friending her, or, at least, hiding her from my news feed.
Just ran 3 miles and burned 521 calories… No one cheered me on. 😦
Using Sophie’s crayons and coloring paper, I created, then posted several humorous memes around the house, only to have them removed by the moderators. Geez… ever hear of free speech?
I hope I stop vomiting soon. Shakes now accompanied by fever and rapid, shallow breathing – I changed my outfit several times already and no one noticed.
Took a picture of a hamburger – I’m not sure what to do next.
I got it! I’ll head over to Myspace and see what’s happening there.
That was a bad idea.
Note to self: Ouija boards should NOT be used as a social networking tool.
The priest just left and I keep getting these weird “lawn mowing” requests. I’ve tried to block them the best I can, but it seems my firewall is no match for this malicious invite. I might just have to play along for now…
Found a template online that lets me create my own faux facebook. Now, even when I make the most outrageous and controversial statements I’m treated to sweet fawning adoration.
Starting to feel like my old self again. Shakes are gone and so are the sweats; I Got some studying done for the college placement test on Friday and even started a few writing projects. I feel accomplished and empowered, like one of those memes that has a lady in a sundress, leaping through a field of wheat.
I think I pretty much kicked any dependency I had on facebook. Feels great! My incontinence is under control, I’m active, healthy, and my skin has a radiant glow from being out in the sun. To celebrate my independence, I’m going to reward myself by re-activating my account just for a quick little visit, and…. Ooooh! HohohohooooMY GOD! That’s good stuff! *drool*