Like Art director Ivan Cash
, we read Pico Iyer's excellent piece for the New York Times
, "The Joy of Quiet
", outlining the importance of unplugging for both sanity and creativity. One of the biggest culprits of digital noise is our addiction to Facebook (and to a lesser extend, Twitter). Ivan decided to act upon the inspiring piece and created an easy way for anyone to wean themselves from Facebook, if only for a few days, to slow down and resist distractions...
offers three options: One Month
, One Week
, or a Couple of Days
. Download a profile image, upload it onto your Facebook page, and update with the New Year's resolution:
I'm making my 2012 New Year's Resolution a Facebook Sabbatical! So while I'm wrapped up in a good book, out hiking, or kicking it with friends in-person, don't be alarmed by my temporary unresponsiveness. For more info, visit: http://facebooksabbatical2012.com. #FacebookSabbatical
Could you avoid checking your Facebook for 2-3 days? How about a week? Is a month within the realm of reason for you? We could probably do between a week or two on vacation easy, but a month might be more difficult challenge for someone who likes checking in and updating regularly as part of their social life. Still, it's a great idea, even if the joy of quiet is for only a day or two.
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