Many observers scoffed at the billion-dollar price that Facebook paid for Instagram. Who’s laughing now?
Tech distraction suppresses our agency, deadens our compassion, dulls our consciousness, and drowns out our sense of purpose. When distracted by our gadgets, we stop pursuing noble causes and instead squirrel away hours, chasing red badges and refreshed timelines.
I had worried that axing Facebook would be difficult. But a few simple steps made the actual act of deleting my account feel anticlimactic.
Facebook isn’t just “sticky” from a relationship perspective. There are also some practical annoyances that make it difficult to resist the blue behemoth.
Facebook, why can’t I quit you?