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19 Feb, 2012

Facebook Fatigue | The Manila Bulletin Online

A lot of the habitués of the popular social networking site have been deactivating their profiles.

“How did you know the fatigue had hit you?” I asked Archie, a confessed Rizaleño-by-choice.

“I just woke up one day to find out that I did not want to check my profile and felt good that I did not have to,” he answered. “Before that, I started to feel bored looking at the updates, disinterested in the comments, and was “liking” and “sharing” items on my friends’ profiles as a matter of routine,” he added.

“How did you feel after you pressed the ‘deactivate’ button?” I asked some more.

“Two things,” Archie answered. “One, liberated; two, enlightened,” he went on.

“Liberated, because I felt I had gotten rid of an addiction,” Archie added.

“Enlightened, because I was able to step back and ask myself why I had become pathetically attached to it,” he said.

via Facebook Fatigue | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online.