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I’m not bored of social media but…

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I was confounded when @PluginID told me he’s a bit off social media. This was only a couple of months ago. I couldn’t understand why but now I do: it’s draining. Not always but very often it feels as though you have to read, digg, vote for and tweet as much as possible. And that, friends, is draining.

Last week I tweeted that I may delete my MyFace account. Only @the_dre was in favour of me doing it; @sessa, @laurakim123 and @shahil were all rallying behind my keeping the account.

I deleted the account a half an hour after I had asked the question on twitter.

And I feel lighter. That MyFace account has seen too many misunderstandings between me and 2 of the people whom I were dating at the time. Yes, I caused the misunderstandings and fights by posting too many personal things on there but still.

So I think I’ll amend my social media mantra only slightly. I will lay off on Twitter, I no longer have a MyFace account, and I will blog more. I will still use Twitter, Friendfeed and whatever else is available but I will not use those channels excessively. Things have changed since I made a slip of the tongue  — too much of a good thing is not enough — my mantra. No more excess for this lady. A bit of mystique would do me good.

Update: It’s been nearly two days of no Twitter for me. And it’s been awesome.

Update on 28/02/2010: I deleted my Friendfeed account a couple of months after I wrote this post.

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Written by Joy-Mari Cloete

February 25th, 2009 at 10:23 am

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  1. I can totally relate, I would surely have so much more free time if I didn’t feel the need to keep up with facebook, twitter, etc!

    sayshea

    20 Apr 09 at 4:53 am

  2. Hey, Sayshea.

    I’m getting better at Twitter these days. Perhaps you can try to limit the amount of tweets you send every day?

    Joy-Mari Cloete

    20 Apr 09 at 4:11 pm

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