Well, good. We haven't had any storm damage since the hurricane-force winds in September and the frozen pipes for the first half of December. I guess we're overdue for more wind damage, fallen trees, and broken power lines. Bleah.
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You remember the classic definition of an expert? Well, here's another one offering opinions on "how hard it is to give up social media sites":
Deleting yourself -- or what the most morbid among us call "digital suicide" -- is the attempt to go off the grid, to grab control of your persona, time or sanity. The departure is often announced with confident, dramatic flourish. But experts say that more often than not, deserters sulk back to newsfeeds and streams.Whatever. I've stopped posting much of anything at all on Facebook, although I still read the news feed. Even that seems a bit much some days, and I've hovered over the "delete my account" option more than once.
"Anxiety is driving people to want to give it up and then to not be able to," said Larry Rosen, author of "iDisorder" and professor of psychology at California State. "Some know they're too wrapped up in it but if they give it up even for an hour, they're afraid they'll miss out on something."
The "expert" quoted above notwithstanding, I'm not anxious about it. Right now, I find just enough things of interest to keep checking it once or twice daily.
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