From a lot of Facebook to No Facebook
At the beginning of this year, I removed my Facebook profile. Here’s what drove that decision.
The Facebook app was the most used smartphone app of 2015, this shouldn’t surprise anyone I guess. The average user is spending 40minutes a day on the site.
Using the FB apps was a daily routine in my life. I checked it getting out of bed, while eating breakfast, while driving to work, during work, while watching TV and before going to sleep.
I was always online. Sometimes I closed the app on my phone, only to reopen it two seconds later — it became a natural reaction, a process that you can call addiction.
Sure, sometimes I found educational or interesting information on Facebook, but most of the time, I just scrolled through the News Feed viewing commercials and content from people i didn’t know or had no value to me.
I admit I experienced some addiction effects. The first week, I kept automatically opening FB on my computer and mobile phone. The second week, I turned to other apps like Twitter and Medium. These apps are definitely more productive and useful, and I feel better knowing that I am using my time more effective nowadays.
After a couple of months without FB I can tell you, it feels great! I stay more focused at work, battery from my phone isn’t draining anymore and maybe the most important part:
Facebook can’t spy on me anymore!