It was 10 days ago since I last opened my Facebook account I found a couple of friend’s requests, a handful of messages and double digit notifications. I found a few comments on my last post either questioning why I am doing this, questioning the way I am going about my experiment but non of them actually emailed me to say hello. they were content with commenting my facebook status knowing very well I won’t be reading that for another 10 days. I wonder if they even got the message.
one of the comments pointed to this video by Gary Turk #GaryTurk titled “Look up”. what a beautiful message. it wonderfully represents what I am trying to convey with this experiment. but just to be clear, this experiment is more about me and less about other people. it is about my experience with less Facebook in my life.
I noticed that a couple of times in the last ten days I opened a browser and the first thing I typed was Facebook luckily I had removed my password and username from the browser history so when I was prompted to enter my username and password I moved on to whatever else I needed to do.
I haven’t been engaged in a whole heaps of email discussion or conversations with people so the time I used to spend on Facebook has been replaced with more time being present and more time reflecting on matters of importance to me.
over the past ten days I had moments where certain individuals I was only connected to them via Facebook, and when I deleted Facebook off my phone I didn’t have their contact details any more, I almost wanted to check Facebook just to add them but it wasn’t 10 days yet so I decided to stick to the duration I decided.
Anyway, I am not sure what the next step might be. I am not sure if anyone is “listening” or willing to communicate differently. but well be back in touch and write when I have something to share.
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