Wednesday I performed an impromptu experiment. I was my own test subject, and I decided I would see what it is like to go one day without all the various social media services I use.
It was an interesting day to say the least, and I feel I learned a lot from it.
First, let me say I didn’t wake up deciding I was going to avoid all social media for a day. It just kind of happened.
I was busy at work, and by noon I realized I hadn’t even logged onto Twitter yet, which is very strange for me because I’m constantly on there.
So I decided it would be interesting if I could go the rest of the day without Twitter, and I added Facebook and my blog in for good measure just to see how strong I really was.
It was tough to resist after I decided not to use any of these social-type services, especially since I can access all of them from my phone.
However, at the end of the day, I went to bed without having gotten onto any of them. It was a proud day.
And like I said, I learned something. It didn’t bother me too much. I love being connected on Twitter and Facebook, and I love blogging; however, I didn’t go into withdrawals like I thought I would.
I don’t know what this little experiment proves except that I can go without my online world if I so choose.
Of course, the real test would be if I could stay offline for an entire day if I so chose. That means not even looking at news websites or anything like that.
I don’t think I could do that. If I tried, I think I would start sweating profusely and probably begin shaking uncontrollably.