Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Facebook Fast


I am not looking at facebook again today. I looked at it once this morning, and that's it.

I don't have anything against Facebook. In fact that's the problem: I love it. Too much. In the mornings, when I'm catching up on emails and blogs and news headlines, I'll find that 40 whole minutes has drifted by, while I read everyone's quiz results, clicked through their photos and ready every blessed status update. And then, I'll check it at least 3 or 4 times again over the course of the day. In fact, any time I have something unpleasant to do (write a cover letter, look for a job etc), I'll find that I'll check Facebook first without thinking, as a sort of carrot BEFORE I've done the task at hand.

This is not productive!

In fact, at Bren's dad production company, Facebook has been blocked, because it was hurting productivity. On the first day of the new F'book-Free internet, Bren's uncle told us the site had logged somewhere in the region of 1000 hits... within the first three hours of the day! And there's no more than 15 people in that office!

Why oh why Facebook must you entice me so?!

And so, I declare today a drive-by Facebook day. I have checked it once. And now I'm done until tomorrow morning, when I will rinse and repeat.

-x-

aarti

3 comments:

Laura McLaughlin said...

noooooooooooooo come back!

just kidding...i am being a time sucker myself with it...sitting at a computer all day is soooo tempting...and it's not blocked (yet!) at my job...

you keep it up though....get out there and LIVE!!!!!! save yourself while you can!

bodaat said...

thankfully our work keeps an eye on our internet usage. otherwise, it would be a bad thing. it is literally the only thing that keeps me away from blogger and facebook while i'm at work.

Patty Jean Robinson said...

Sooo addicted. I feel bad when I've been away from a computer all day.

Luckily, my job allows me to be as addicted as I want. But, it'd be nice if I put all this waiting time to good work and read a book or something!

 
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