Why Social Media Detox is so hard

This post is by Om Malik from On my Om

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Sally Adee tries Twitter detox or as she calls it, Intermittent fasting, but for Twitter, only to realize:

And that’s when it hit me – the reason my habit is so bad is me. By lovingly curating and pruning and adjusting and selectively muting my news feed for the past ten years, I’ve turned Twitter into my own unbreakable gravity well. All this time, I have been cooking my own heroin and then paying* Twitter to let me stick it in my own veins!

I have managed to quit Facebook by going cold turkey. I have limited my Instagram usage to one photo a week, and I use Twitter exclusively in the browser, but mostly I use Nuzzel to get all the links that are shared by friends and my favorite technology reporters. That’s my way of detoxing!