Would you ever consider web suicide?
November 10, 2011 8:34am CST
There is a bit of a new craze going on called Web Suicide. This is a basic principle which involves signing up to this program (I think you may have to pay but I'm not sure) and they go into all your accounts; facebook, twitter, myspace etc and delete you, delete your friends and delete your entire online life. It's a strange concept but the idea is that you spend less time online with 'virtual' friends and more time with your family and 'real life' friends. The process is from a website called the web 2.0 suicide machine. so check it out in a search engine. What do people this about this? can you imagine that you would ever delete all your social media accounts and retire from your online life? Please post your opinions...
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10 Nov 11
I think that's pretty stupid paying for something like that just to delete all your social media accounts. I would get off my lazy bum and do that myself and save myself some cash at the same time. In regards to actually doing that, I'm not sure if I would be able to. I don't really use much social media, I don't have a Facebook, Twitter or Myspace. But I do usually use Blogger (I know that's a blogging platform but it's similar to social media because you're connecting with other people and share your life with them) and I also regularly use YouTube. I'm not completely addicted or anything, I mean, I like to make sure I have all my subscriptions on YouTube watched and I like to make sure that I've read any new blog posts from bloggers that I'm following but it's nothing serious. I did used to have Facebook and I'll admit it, I was verging on addiction. I would sit on that site for like 2 or 3 hours doing nothing haha. It reached to such an extent that I was studying nowhere near as much as I should have been for school because I was spending all my time on Facebook. Fortunately I managed to quit it a few months before my exams and it's definitely one of the best things I could've done, it really relieves a lot of stress :). So with that in mind I think it would be a good idea to retire from online life. But at the same time there are benefits that you would be missing out on. Such as keeping up with friends and family that you may not have been able to keep up with in any other way.