Friday, January 28, 2011

Anti-Social Month

For the month of February I will be going anti-social. Now before anyone gets excited, let me explain what this means.
What it is:
During the month of February I will not be using any social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter.
What it isn’t:
This is not an attack on social media. I think social media is a very useful tool for communication. Also, this is not a complete withdraw from all screens, or even from the internet. I will be using a computer, and I will be on the internet this month, I will just not be using social networking sites.
Reasons (These are several in number):
First… I have heard a lot of people (adults especially) comment on how teenagers seem inseparably linked to technology and social media. While I agree that this might be the case with a portion of teenagers, I know it is not the case with all. This experiment is partially intended to prove to myself and other people that it is possible for a teenager to “cut the cord” so to speak, if only for a limited amount of time. ☺
Second… I want to prove that I can do this, before my parents decide that it would be a good idea to make me. ☺
Third… In the last couple of months, I have drifted away from letter writing, which is something I enjoy very much, and is a good release. I want to use this month to revive that practice. Again, this is something that most adults couldn’t ever imagine a teenager doing.
Plus, February is the shortest month of the year. If I’m going to go without, I should at least be able to do it during February!
I would encourage any of my friends, that find this interesting, to join me in this month-long experiment. It’s only 28 days, you can do it!

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