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World Ender: Bidding Facebook Adieu

Two weeks of online exile
by Neps Firmalan | Jul 21, 2012
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It’s a fact: the Philippines is hooked on Facebook. Studies show Facebook penetrates over 90% of the local Internet population. A huge figure.

So, it seems like Facebook taken over our lives. We test this theory out by bidding facebook goodbye for 14 full days. Yes, two weeks. I wasn't particuarly excited but I've always wondered how life had been like before it came along.

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Hey, it’s not as hard as expected…

Curiously enough, the impact of leaving Facebook didn’t set in as soon as anticipated. Maybe because my mindset was that I can do it, and it’s for a “good cause.” Avoiding logging in or even talking about the giant social-networking site and anything related to it was quite easy for the first 2 or 3 days. “Maybe I wasn’t that hooked after all,” I told myself, and then it kicked in. You begin to miss it. And it gets harder every day

Four days into my vacation, I still find myself religiously attending to my digital web routine: open my email, fhm, and facebook. I began to wonder more on how many messages and notifications have already piled up, and not knowing what they are about is not exactly a good feeling.

Then I started to worry about missing out on important things. At this point, I entertained the idea of creating a new account. Then I remember I'm new at FHM and failure isn't an option.

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