Facebook has gotten the better of me this week. It wasn’t just one thing, but rather a sparking of gas-soaked coals that were ready and waiting.
The past few weeks have been peppered with individual conversations with a handful of friends who, like me, are wrestling with the role Facebook has in our life. The shared sentiment seems to be that we suspect Facebook is taking more of its share of the daily time-pie; is causing us to feel scattered relationally, mentally and emotionally; and is doing so while adding relatively little value to our lives.
However, each of us has a specific reason why we’re on there, and it’s a reason that, for the time being, keeps us tethered. The problem is that being thus tethered, we have a hard time staying focused when we get on, and wind up scattered and frustrated when we suddenly snap to as our thumbs tire from a long scrolling session.
In short, we want our life back from Facebook. We want to be more present in person than dallying about on a device, and we want [Read more…]