Last week I made my second attempt at saying au revoir to Facebook. Not for good. That would be like saying an official goodbye to 1,300 of my 1,400 closest friends. Instead, I was hoping to take a leave of absence from the social media craze.
After a solid four-day effort, I sadly fell off the wagon. Albeit a challenging goal, I did not fail because I’m weak, but because my life suddenly became significantly more complicated. Instead of relying on one single platform, I now had to turn to multiple different sources: The Wall Street Journal for news updates, Pandora for music, Skype for video calling and YouTube for my online video fix.