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Being without Facebook for a week!

Updated on April 6, 2012

Being without Facebook for a week!

After being on Facebook for a number of years now, joined back in 2007, and my time on the site is forever growing spending more and more time on the site. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be away from the site for a week or maybe longer. These days I find it hard to remember the days without having the internet to hand and I guess that today’s generation haven’t known life without the internet. You try and explain to your teenage son or daughter the days without any internet, mobile phones, game consoles and in the days when we only had a few channels on TV to choose from to watch and it never went 24 hours. No it not even thinkable these days but it’s not all that long ago. I don’t think there is a day that goes by without me turning the computer on that’s if it had been turned off in the first place.

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How often do you log into Facebook per week?

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No I never really planned to be away from Facebook for long, it just happened, it’s been really busy the last few weeks in my real world and my cyber world had to be put on hold for a day or so. That day so soon became a week without realize it was and it wasn’t until about the 4 or 5 day that I noticed that I hadn’t had the time to even log in.

In today’s world being that far away for your favourite social media site is too hard to do, with today’s technology you have everything in your hand so to speak. Laptop, Smartphone’s, ipads you name it and the internet isn’t far away and so being your social media site.

Like I say I never planned to be away from Facebook for long but with being so busy and finding the time to sit down for 5 minute to see what was happening online just didn’t happen. And beside have you ever just had 5 minutes online, it more like 30 minutes or maybe an hour or 2 at least. My time online as increased so much over the last 18 months with earning online with Hubpages and RedGage. Being in 6 groups on Facebook, admin for one and owner of another it all takes your time. I often wonder where my time goes to, do we spend too much time being online in our cyber world and not having time for the real world? Not having time for of real world, family, and friends to socialize with rather than socializing online with our cyber friends. If you are not at your desk online you are sat with your laptop in the chair or on you Smartphone sending messages and photos to friends, reading the least news, seeing who doing this and that and so many other things we do online. But as it all gone too much with all this technology and how much more will it become?

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How many hours do you spend online per week?

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Yes I mange to stay away from FB for a week, I did think a few time about signing in to see what was happening, who had posted what and what people were saying, had people missed me?

Would you go without being online for a week, could you go without being logged into Facebook for a week? I must admit it was hard the last few days as I wanted to know what was happening what was going on. I guess if you can do a week you may be able to do two weeks, maybe a month or longer. After sometime of not being logged in and I guess forget all about being a member of the world largest social media site. Could you just walk away and leave Facebook for good? If you are like me and you are earning online then Facebook is one of your tools for you to earn, Facebook as a massive market for you if you are earning online, you need Facebook and all the other social media sites to help you earn, without those you could find it hard.

For now I will stay logged into Facebook, but who knows I might just not log in one day and never return.


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    • Arren123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from UK

      Thank you That Grrl :)

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      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I log in to Facebook less than once a week. You didn't have enough options on your survey. I only keep Facebook for a few friends and family who like to communicate that way more than just using email or Twitter.

    • Arren123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from UK

      Thank you Brad :)

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      Bradrick H. 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Nice hub Kev. I think it's great that you were able to stay away from Facebook for a week. I honestly could stay away from Facebook for a week or over, but like you mentioned Facebook is one of our best tools for online earning. I find that I use it mainly for that purpose only these days as I have become annoyed with a lot of "junk" that some people post on Facebook. Like you mentioned this is a technology dominated society we live in. I often think back to what I used to do when I was a teenager etc, before I even knew what the Internet was. These kids these days just don't know how good they have it with all of this technology. Great hub again. Voted up, tweeted, and shared on Facebook. :)

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      6 years ago from Australia

      Yes i agree with Ashley. Fairly common to see people cancel their accounts but alas return again! Personally I am only in FB with a few friends and family as my children live in other states, great way for dad to keep tabs sometimes ;) Cannot understand how some are addicted to in many degrees but on the other hand it is a social community that perhaps the "lonely" find comfort/connections among new friends that fill that "void". Looking back in the future I am sure will be interesting!

    • Arren123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from UK

      Thank you Ashley, yes I totally agree it would be too hard to leave Facebook altogether at the moment. Also like you say in a few years time people might even laugh at the idea of us using Facebook we will have to wait and see on that one :)

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      Ask Ashley 

      6 years ago from California

      Nice hub and what a dramatic ending. "I might just not log in one day and never return." I think some of us would like to "never return" and I've had friends cancel their Facebook accounts and then I see them back on Facebook a few months later. When I ask what made them come back, I hear, "It was too hard to stay away." Facebook is popular now, but there will always be something new...maybe in a few years people will laugh at the idea that we ever used Facebook in the first place...but to answer one of your questions, yes, I do think we spend too much time online.

      Voted up. :)


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