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About the Author:
I am a writer, teacher, and world traveler who has been on and off Facebook and other (a)social networks for many years now. I once considered myself addicted to these sites and knew that they were giving me nothing in return for the amount of time that I put into them. I tried to leave on multiple occasions, finding that it was hard for me to stay away. There was always a huge push for me to come back to Facebook, and I often returned just to find out how worthless and depressing Facebook was.
It all started with an experiment: Upon leaving Facebook and (a)social networking in March 2012, I found that my life improved greatly. At the time, I was enrolled in law school, and immediately noticed that without the distraction of Facebook I was spending more time studying, more time improving myself (through diet, working out, etc.) and more time learning and reading on my own. I had more outside interests; more passions. I began to look at people in a more positive light. While on Facebook I was skeptical of others and saw many as people who liked to brag about their lives. After leaving, I began to appreciate people for who they were. I was no longer jealous of others for their barrage of endless perceived accomplishments. As a Christian, I found that my walk with God was improved by spending less time off of Facebook and spending more time reading and studying God's word, the Bible. I have been somewhat critical of Facebook as a means to share religion and have mentioned that in some of my posts.
My goal with this blog is to give people a real reason to leave the site. It is for people who question the usefulness of (a)social networks, who are bothered by the amount of time they spend on (a)social networks, and for those who are considering quitting.
It is now 2020 and this site has been going strong for 8 years. I have taken breaks at times, but there is always something new to say about Facebook. Current events have made Facebook even more deplorable than ever. Therefore, I believe that it is VITAL that this website remains current and pumping out article after article that relates to the cesspool that Facebook has become. It is a depressing website chock full of political arguments and boundless pride that brings little joy to the life of the reader. In fact, the longer you spend scrolling down through Facebook, the more depressed and lethargic you become. I could go on and on (and I have). With that said, welcome to Facebook Detox.
I am currently (slowly) working on a book about Facebook and (a)social networks. If you would like to add to this work or share your own stories about (a)social networking, please let me know. I would like to include these stories. If you would like to remain anonymous, that is fine.
If you want to submit your story for publication either in book form or as a post on this website, please e-mail me at the e-mail address above. Thank you very much for reading.