Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons



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  1. The only reason I might need to delete my Facebook account is because of my siblings. They are true haters…even my half brothers and sisters and cousins they never liked any post or pictures I posted!!! I usually use social media only for news and some funny videos and reading comments…

  2. Every comment on this video: "I quit social media months ago and never felt better!" ..said the person commenting on a social media app. If you really quit social media, what are you doing here?

  3. I quit my instagram with 29K followers and Facebook with 8K followers. I remove everything I feel like wasting my time. I only use the WHATSAPP app to stay in touch with my parents because I live in the USA and they're in South America. I feel more happy and peace in the reality.

  4. On this flip side of this whole argument though, is that social media is not an all-or-nothing thing. While I agree that never-ending use of social media can be bad, simply having an account to use more or less like a modern day phone book isn't bad at all. I have a facebook account, and I don't use it very often at all, but the availability of having it as a tool to be able to contact friends and acquaintances is great, especially since I don't have all their phone numbers.

  5. Honestly just last week I found some friends I haven't seen in 17 years also my dads sisters who o haven't seen since 97 but I'm not a hardcore user even though I love far from everyone I know

  6. The problem is, is that 98.999% of the population is not using "social media" as it should be used. You need to extract more value from the platforms than it does from you. Think about it man..

  7. This is so inspiring! Social media is doing more harm than good. The sooner we understand this fact the better it is for our own well being.

  8. If FB is your identity then yes you have a problem, it is a tool for me and I love it, it does not own me and has enriched my life. I don't care if you are on it or not no big deal, do what works for you! My mom is dying and it is a lifeline for her… She loves it and it helps her so much.

  9. Okay, deactivated my FB account in order to still be able to contact people.
    I deleted my account 2 years ago and felt much more calm and happy indeed, then I made one again because I went to school again. But gradually became more pulled towards it, feeling the need to post cool science things. I was just kidding myself with excuses.

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