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14 November 2016 @ 01:37 pm
A break from FB  
I had to take a break from FB. It wasn't just being bombarded by the news and politics, but it was that blame was being thrown everywhere and people were shutting down attempts to help and attempts for hope. I know some people need their anger right now, which is why I decided to just stop reading for a bit. So far it seems like an excellent choice, though I'm so used to it being what I do between doing things, it's habit to check (which is also a problem.) I do still want to know what's going on with my friends lives, however, so please tell me what's going on in your own lives.

I wonder if I could filter for posts that have no outside link. It wouldn't avoid all the politics, but it might help some.

Since I don't see many people in person, it's hard to just decide to cut it completely out of my life, but it really feels like an unhealthy thing right now.

P.S. I'm still reading news, so this isn't about shutting out reality.

EDIT: It's been very healthy to not read it, so I don't think I'm going back anytime soon. I have so much more free time too!
 
 
 
unintentionally intimidatingcoraline on November 14th, 2016 09:46 pm (UTC)
i keep looking at facebook and regretting it.
i'm trying to walk that line between "informed" and "too mentally destabilized to function well".

i don't think facebook supports any way of filtering for original content, but i undertand there's a plugin called "facebook purity" which some folks have reported success with?