Monday, December 13, 2010

My Social Experiment

Recently, I was watching the news, and there was a report about social networking. The premise was students were challenged by one of their teachers to go one week with no social networking. The idea is to see what life was like not that long ago. I really don't feel like re-hasing the entire thing, so if you're in the mood to read it, feel free to click the link below:

Students try one week with no Facebook, Texting

After seeing it, I started to wonder just how much different life would be right now if I was to do away with social media for one week, and take a trip down memory lane, when all of these tools were not at my disposal. With that being said, starting today, I will go one week without using the following:

No e-mail
No texting
No Facebook
No Twitter
No internet

Basically, the only thing I'll use my phone for is to talk. That's it. The Facebook and Twitter ones will be easy, but the others will be hard as hell. Just from habit, I'm used to rolling over and turning on my laptop and checking my texts, e-mails, and BBMs. Nothing is impossible, though, and it's really something that's intriguing me. Folks always talk about how impersonal communication has become, so taking a trip back in time will be say the least.

We'll see how it goes, and this time next week, I'll report back with my perspective.

12/13/10 @ 1:47 A.M.

1 comment:

Gem of the Ocean said...

i fasted from social media AND tv for a week. after getting over the urge to want to constantly speak my mind or turn the tv on when i was bored, it was a piece of cake. very mind-freeing and reflective.

i wish you well, homes!!!! see you when you get back... i got some D-town trash talk waiting for ya ;)