Given that Facebook’s stats show that they have managed to achieve more than a billion active users on a monthly basis, it is safe to say that a good majority of us use Facebook. There are many reasons to use Facebook, whether it is to manage your company’s brand or for personal reasons, like to keep up with friends and family.
However are we starting to become too dependent on Facebook? Do you think you could go an entire week without checking Facebook? We know some of you guys can, but we know that some of you guys can’t, and if you’re looking for a way to wean yourself off the social network, a Dutch ad agency Just has announced a campaign in which they want you to quit Facebook for the next 99 days to see if it makes your life happier.
This is pretty much up to you and your self-discipline, so if you think you’re up to the challenge, all you’d have to do is create a personal countdown clock via the 99 Days of Freedom website and share it on your Facebook page, to let your friends and family know what you are doing. Like we said it’s a pledge and not necessarily binding, but if you’re curious as to what life might be like without Facebook, perhaps this could be worth taking a look at.
It also seems that the ad agency could be capitalizing on the controversy over Facebook’s recently published experiment, where they attempted to manipulate the feelings of its users by filtering negative/positive posts to see if it would make a person feel sad/happy. So, anyone planning on taking the plunge?