life without facebook

It’s been a little over a week since I gave up facebook for Lent, and it’s amazing what I have learned from the experience:

1. When a social networking site has become part of your daily routine, it’s more difficult than anticipated not to automatically go to it when checking one’s email.
2. Apparently I haven’t missed out on too much since I’m not on, but I also don’t know what I’ve missed because the world of facebook is so exclusive.
3. If someone says, “Check it out on facebook” and then I say I can’t, they say “Oh, well…” In such a short time, we all have forgotten how to use email and other such technologies to communicate.
4. Although many of my facebook friends are people I don’t talk to on a regular basis, I have found this to be an important tool to communicate with extended family members…so I definitely miss that.
5. I’m still trying to get the hang of trying to be more productive since I’m not “wasting” time on facebook, but thus far have not been able to devote more time to God…which is really the whole purpose of giving something up for Lent…

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