I’ve recently deactivated my Facebook account, following in the footsteps of Uni-Horned Beef Jerky Alanis Whore and HTGOF (How To Get Over Facebook). Interestingly, it was Uni-Horned Beef Jerky Alanis Whore who started the Facebook trend in our residents’ call room when we were first year residents back in 2008. In fact it was Uni-Horned Beef Jerky Alanis Whore who created my account, because I was lazy like that. Eventually, maybe in just a few short days, I might realize that I want to get back into the thing again, but for now, I seem to be already reaping the rewards of having deactivated the damn thing.
1. Less aggravation. Admittedly I have followed some people specifically because of their infuriating, embarrassing status updates. Obviously there should be no basagan ng trip in Facebook, but there are those updates that we just find infuriating and embarrassing, and we continue reading those for sheer morbid fascination. Like there’s a level of masochism, but we now realize that the less aggravation the better we actually feel during the day.
2. Less time on the internet. Like in the past few days I would just check my email, blog, read comic book news, and in 30 miutes I am done. And can hence do worthwhile stuff like lie down, stare at the ceiling, or rant with friends. I’ve stopped clicking at endless links and the comments on the links and links in the comments, because I no longer know what links my friends recommend. Fun!
3. More time to do research- is what Uni-Horned Beef Jerky Alanis Whore said. She has recently exhibited magnificent skills in research paper writing and statistical analysis, because there was nothing to distract her from realizing her full potential as a Researcher, a Statistician, and a Sub-Investigator of huge clinical trials. We should all emulate Uni-Horned Beef Jerky Alanis Whore.