I have Facebook open in a browser tab all the time. I check it periodically throughout the day and sometimes in the evening as well. But I don’t think I spend a whole lot of time on it (though I guess I’ve never really monitored it). I can understand, though, why some people may feel like they need a break from Facebook.
Earlier today I read the article Five reasons why I took a Facebreak. Good article. The author’s 5 reasons for taking a break from Facebook include:
- It steals your time
- Guilt over who you accept friend requests from and who you don’t
- Sometimes fond memories of old friends you don’t keep in touch with are better than getting reacquainted with them.
- At any moment your FB friends could humiliate you in front of all your other FB friends.
- Once you get established on FB you can never really leave.
At this point, I still view FB as an overwhelmingly positive part of my life. It doesn’t dominate my time or make me feel guilty. How about you? Do any of these points resonate with you? Do you need a break from Facebook?