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Social media hiatus

This past weekend I started my hiatus from social media website yelp. This hiatus will give me the chance to take a break from reviewing businesses, taking pictures of businesses and also checking in to many businesses that I regularly visit. I utilize yelp just as much as someone utilizes Facebook, so the break will be ever so refreshing. During this break I do plan to put together short drafts and continue to take pictures of the businesses that I visit, however I do not plan to submit anything on the website until I return in a few weeks. In the meantime, I have removed the application off of my phone, so that I will not get that urge to do those things that I’m so use to doing. I hope to incorporate this on a monthly basis by at least taking a week off from certain social media sites that consume my life regularly like yelp. Second to yelp, I would have to say that Twitter would be next on that list, but then again Twitter is one of my main sources for news going on in the world.

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In my opinion we all need a break from social media nowadays because it consumes our lives in many different aspects. Most people that I know use it as their number one means to keep in touch with anyone versus a simple phone call.  It is almost as though if you do not utilize social media then you are pretty much obsolete.  Crazy how social media has become the number one means to communicate with anyone in particular. I never would have seen that the first day that I logged on to America Online with its old school dial-up access internet.

Social media has similar demands with our daily life responsibilities, such as the deadline to pay bills; making it to work on time, or submitting that homework assignment in time, so that you do not receive a ‘0’. Being in a social media world you feel that obligation to keep in touch and respond to your friends and loved ones in a timely manner, which brings similar stress to having to meet that obligated deadline.

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Do you believe that is important to take breaks from social media nowadays?

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What do you think?

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Written by Thomas Gouard

Im a military veteran; a full-time college student, and a fitness addict. Fueled by inspiration; God's word; endorphins and laughter!

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    • I consider it social media because I do connect and communicate with others on it. I’m always on it reviewing, posting pictures, checking in, creating businesses, and also communicating. I use it just as much as someone uses a Facebook page

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    • Just recently I was unable to log on to my page with my Twitter because of whatever update they did. I almost created a new page, but it ended up working after I submitted for a password change a few times. I borderline gave up on the site, but I’m back replying.

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  1. Totally agree! I practice social media break when I feel I’m fed up!!! I cannot plan my social media hiatus, it’s mostly about my inner feeling. Besides when I have more events and tasks in reality I rarer visit my accounts. I avoid looking through news feed and ads on a relular basis in my social media. Healthy time outs are important! Remarkably, when I do not log in for app.10 days, people start to think that a have a trip somewhere! It’s another problem because later I have to explain that I had no trip at all!!!!

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    • I use to take weekly breaks from Facebook back when I used it regularly. Once I deleted it for good, it was like a huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders because of the stress that came with it. What frustrated users with my Facebook breaks were that they’d have a question about something in particular during my absence. They would look me up to find that I was gone temporary

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    • Thank you for responding to my question. Definitely well appreciated. I remember getting totally stressed about Facebook when I used it. Once I deleted it, it was like a huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders.

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