Going a complete week without Facebook was worse than I thought. I guess that was because I am so use to my cell phone automatically keeping me logged on 24/7. At first I was like ah no big deal, than after the first day I was like crap, I cannot view what all of my family and friends are up to. I felt like I was being deleted from all the media surrounding me. This was bad timing too, also because it is close to Halloween and everybody is wearing funny costumes and posting pictures and I want to view them. When I am working I don’t have much time for Facebook so that keeps me occupied for the time being. Then when I am doing homework, using the computer is when I want to log on. It is like a habit that happens over a short period of time. I guess it shows how big of a role technology plays on our daily lives. From this whole experiment I learned something about myself; I rely way too much on the use of technology. One fact being from my cell phone keeping me logged on all the time; it would drain my battery so fast. I would be charging my phone at least twice a day. So the week without Facebook it, helped save my battery life, so that was the upside of this whole thing.
Plus, sometimes Facebook become stressful because it has so many updates. It is like once you learn how to post or upload pictures and how to change all of your privacy settings. Well a whole new update changes everything on Facebook, and you have to have the update to continue using Facebook. So then you have to again go on your account and re- do everything. I feel like every time they add a new update it affects our privacy settings. I only like Facebook because it is a way of keeping in touch with family, old friends, new friends, co-workers who ever you want. I remember when Facebook first started I didn’t want to create an account at first, and then after I did; it was like a race to see who could add more friends on their page. After I was over that I deleted the people I didn’t know, I would rather have a smaller list full of people I know and trust.
Facebook is good and bad at the same time. It is good because you can do a lot with it; it is bad in the same sense because Jobs search you. So I am so careful on what I post and write. I never post things that could risk my future of becoming a teacher. The more I hear about how Facebook has ruined jobs, especially for teachers. It makes me want to delete it. I feel like it is not a fair way to be judged, but it’s a part of life I guess. So having a week without Facebook was actually nice. It made me realize how time consuming it actually is and how it can become an everyday addiction!