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on 5/7/2012 2:16 AM

I just deactivated my Facebook, Quora, and Twitter accounts. Why? I've been off again, on again several times already. I have typically gotten back on because something I was doing seemed to require me to be on one of those services. However, I don't really use any of them much and don't really enjoy participating in their formats. I don't necessarily mind following some of the news I get, but it's mostly just noise. Therefore, I'm trying to reduce the noise I receive. I find I typically get enough news from emails and RSS feeds, anyway. (Okay, so I'm not totally off the grid.)

In every case, I can still re-activate and get back on the different services. We'll see if I do this time around. I can't think of anything coming up that requires I be a member of Facebook or Twitter.

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Hi Ryan, great to see you blogging on FPish!

Note to world: Anyone with a FPish account can start a blog, or if you already have a blog elsewhere and would like to feed it into FPish, you can add your external blog as well (if you have an author profile - if not, you can request one).

By on 5/7/2012 4:42 PM ()

Do blogs on fpish have a RSS or Atom feed?

By on 5/17/2012 8:59 AM ()

Yes, just go to your FPish blog feed and there is an Atom and RSS icon on the top.

By on 5/17/2012 3:10 PM ()

I got off of the Facebook treamill a year or two ago Ryan. Now most everyone finds it hard to believe that I don't have a Facebook ID--especially family.

I am still quite active on Twitter because a lot of the FSharp developers post good links and I love learning more about F#.

But you're definitely right--these social networks can become time sinks if we don't carefully monitor our own behavior.

By on 5/7/2012 6:08 PM ()

You may have noticed I popped back on Twitter. Dave already made fun of me, as I was back within a day. :( At least I'm still celebrating the Facebook IPO with a deactivated account. :)

By on 5/17/2012 8:58 AM ()
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