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Christina Farr leaves Instagram, Facebook



The first time I really said goodbye to social media, in 2015, I found myself in a summer camp for burned-out adults called Camp Grounded.

9659004] But it led to fierce discussions between my classmates. I remember quarreling with friends about whether our experience was essentially a PG version of Burning Man, or a harbinger of something bigger, a growing dissatisfaction among the millennials with social media of life. Instagram and Facebook were a habit that only a few surveyed, with a few exceptions. I had well-intentioned friends who worked in these companies, who believed with almost cult zeal in the positive effect of the approach of the world.

This is starting to change.

Social media companies, notably Facebook, which faced billing last year, with reports of infiltration of Russian propaganda to influence elections, abuse of user data, and countless other examples of using the platform for the sick.

As a society, we're beginning to lose confidence in our technology icons, especially given the dubious decisions of formerly popular Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg and the reports of early Facebook employees who have become rich and now have the luxury of to keep their own children from using social media.

#DeleteFacebook, once unthinkable, is now a very real trend. And this poses a growing threat to Facebook's profit and its future.

Against this background, I made a big decision in August. I removed Facebook and Instagram apps from my phone and logged out on the internet. I could not completely disable or delete them because I first wanted to see how I would respond to a one-month break. Baby steps, I told myself.

I was not back and I do not miss her at all.


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