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Taking Breaks From Social Networks Like Facebook and Twitter Can Be Healthy

Do You Take Breaks From Social Networks?

Sometimes you don't realize you need a break from something until you actually get it, and you realize how nice it was to just have a little time away from an obsession.

Such was the case for me on a recent vacation where, while I didn't completely disconnect, I didn't have time to check in on my Facebook and Twitter accounts.

I didn't know who was on their way to an amazing party, I didn't see photos posted by distant family member, I saw no Facebook status-offs. I admit that there used to be a time when I'd try to catch up on every update I'd missed in the time I'd been logged off, but this time when I came back, I felt no need to scroll through days and days' worth of tweets and status updates.

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And it's fine. I'm not suffering from social networking anxiety. I rather enjoyed it, in fact, and think that I will implement social network breaks in the future. Do you take these kinds of breaks?

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eurica eurica 7 years
All the time
kedawen kedawen 7 years
It is nice to take breaks from social networks, but then when you come back it's a little overwhelming! This weekend I'm going on a trip and won't be online for 2 days. Email and feeds really add up too...
cherryblossom cherryblossom 7 years
i have facebook, but personally no offense to anyone who loves it, but i think twitter is the stupidest thing ever invented. Im embarassed to say that about three months before it got so popular i made an account to check it out, once i knew what it was i detested it but cant figure out how to delete my account, It sucks , I hate it.
TammyO TammyO 7 years
Absolutely! I'm still on a Facebook break. You get so many riduculous request piling up that you get overwhelmed. I can't believe I would ever get overwhelmed about how many "You have a fuzzy pink heart request waiting for you! Send one back!" But there you go. Or "You have 86 Farm Town gifts waiting for you! Send one back!" Geesh
midori0e midori0e 7 years
Lets see I don't know I can completely be offline, but if I have 2 I can maybe 4 the exception of emailing my gf. I can leave MySpace or Facebook alone I think, but Twitter may be a hard thing 2 leave.
misogi misogi 7 years
I've taken two Facebook vacations before...it's so good just to unplug sometimes.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
i went on a three week vacation last year and i wasn't able to use a computer. i used to always be on myspace or some other site but ever since i got back from the trip i hardly ever use social network sites.
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