Don't want to become a facebook junkie?

| Posted in , | Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Here are some tips to avoid becoming a facebook junkie:

  1. Keep a list of your Facebook schedule (if you have one) and your non-Facebook goals with you and in front of you at all times.
  2. Once you've discovered your capacity for being addicted to Facebook, you should probably avoid other social networking sites like MySpace.
  3. As with any task that involves discipline, it always helps to do it with a friend. One option is to have a trusted family member or friend do this for you.
  4. For those who found out you can re-activate your account, try this before you de-activate your account: Open up notepad and type in some random text (lskdjfd). Login to Facebook and change your password. Copy the text that you just typed in notepad in the password fields and change your password. Deactivate your account, and clear your clipboard history.
  5. If you are looking for a way to actively decrease the frequency of your Facebook visits, change your password to a long string of numbers. Write this down on a piece of paper, and place it somewhere that is annoying to reach or out of reach. This way, whenever you want to log on, you will need to dig out the paper for your password. This is to deter you from logging on by making it a chore. If you start to remember the numbers, just repeat the process.
  6. To keep updated about your Facebook friends' status updates, subscribe to your friends' status updates RSS feed in your email program or other RSS reader that you already use. For example, you can get this feed in MS Outlook 2007 where you can read what your friends are up to along with your email. This eliminates one major reason people regularly log in to Facebook.

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