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Post Reply Has anyone ever quit the internet and social media? What changes did you notice?
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Posted 6/25/16
I haven't had Internet in my house for about 3 weeks and life's been so much better for me. I guess I only need it to apply for jobs and to watch anime now.
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Posted 6/25/16
Not completely, but there are days when I decide to leave my cell phone off all day and I end up feeling really good about it.
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Posted 6/26/16
I'm not on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I haven't felt the need to join even though many family members have joined so there's pictures of me floating around in their accounts. Bro tries to get me to join by not giving me copies of his latest pictures even when I'm asking him face to face. He tells me it's all on Facebook. I refuse to join just for that. I left sis playing with my phone and she joined me to Whatsapp. That did come in handy when we were all in holiday in the Cyclades islands staying at over 20 different hotels. We used it to show the whole group, about 80 of us where we'd visited and where to meet up together. That's the only reason I've kept it. Even so I disappeared from the group for two days to have some nights in some caves without telling the group a thing.

Then there's the job aspect. I get advised either to not be on these networks or to be very careful and keep private settings constantly updated. I've heard from the odd old friend via family on Facebook. It turned out there was a reason I did not stay in contact with them. Social media can be helpful but it can also be annoying. If I had to do without internet for a while I'd be okay. It would just have to be holiday time because work communications that are not face to face come via e-mail and sometimes text messages. That includes pay slips.
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Posted 6/27/16
i had a life
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It doesn't matter.
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Posted 6/27/16
Broadband is a basic human right. To deny access to the internet is to make life worse.
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Posted 6/27/16 , edited 6/27/16
I have Facebook still, but I don't even log into it unless I have to (aka: family or business associates blow up my phone telling me to respond to them on FB ASAP)

I don't see much of a change. People blow up my phone all day every day. The key is not to get swallowed in your own devices to respond to people, especially if you are in front of someone you're physically speaking to, such as a meeting, date, appointment, etc. It's quite rude.
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Posted 6/27/16
This forum does the opposite of make me feel good lol
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Posted 6/27/16

KurdishSenpai wrote:
So I'm curious as to if any of you ever quit or took a break from all internet, and if it resulted in an increase in productivity.


No, not really. I spend my free time sketching or reading a book if I have no internet/computer, which isn't particularly productive. Actually, I'd say I'm most productive when I marathon an anime, because I watch one episode, do something productive for a short while, then watch another episode. Makes for a good rhythm.
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Posted 6/27/16 , edited 6/27/16
I use facebook to keep in touch with people, shit post, and debate. So its really no different than anywhere else plus I don't have it linked up with anything so it doesn't bug me.
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Posted 6/30/16 , edited 6/30/16
I quit from social media but not completely, just check it once a while. I even just using a regular cellphone now. But, I'm not quit from internet, I just rest. A week, two weeks, and trying not using it too much in one day. Sure, the change is absolutely great. I feel happier.
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Posted 6/30/16
I was around before the internet and it is just entertainment. I can shut it off just like I shut off cable tv when I realized I was only watching the news and could get that over the air. I have gone months at a time with no internet, no smart phone no tv or radio, or any other music producing tech. I like to get away to my Civil War reenactments and leave the tech behind. It's relaxing.
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22 / M / Texas
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Posted 6/30/16
I quit Facebook after graduating High School. I just got tired of reading people's drama and what not. I don't regret it one bit.
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83 / F / Bite the pillow.
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Posted 6/30/16 , edited 6/30/16
I quit the internet in the 1970s. Went to a lot of parades, parties, bowling, road trips, had sex, got married, had three kids, wife died when kids when kids were young, raised kids by myself, started and sold two businesses, logged back on in 1989.

Didn't miss it.
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18 / M / Reality
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Posted 6/30/16
Not really, no, my job needs the internet (like most peoples, but it's different). In the future, though, I can see myself not using it for years.
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Posted 6/30/16
Most of my social media is just dead. It's too much of an effort to bother logging into them. It's more fun to just like sit outside and do nothing. Of course my phone's battery also dies, and I fail to charge it for weeks at a time because I figure if it's important whoever is calling me will come find me.
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