Last week, I decided I was going to delete Facebook…
After seven years of posting, liking and commenting, I decided it was time to cut down the noise. Like Garance, I had become so used to the constant beeping and buzzing of my phone that it was
sewn permanently attached to my hand at all waking hours! I was always scrolling through my Facebook feed and responding to messages from friends — it became difficult to do anything without mindlessly scrolling during dinner or a movie, or even as soon as I’d rolled up my yoga mat.
And none of my friends really thought I would delete it, and maybe neither did I… But I did! I deactivated my account at the beginning of this week (not quite the same as completely deleting it, but almost…) and it’s changed the way my friends communicate with me.
They’ve now started calling or texting when something really cool or really important needs to be shared (still every day!). And I get thoughtful, long
essays emails from friends who live overseas. So far, so good… Plus there’s always Instagram.
How do you cut out the noise?