On Facebook, I’m connected to a lot of people who are not my friends. Over the years, as my Facebook friend list grows, it’s made me increasingly uncomfortable that I seem to know so much about people that I don’t actually know.
So as the new year approached, I decided to review my Facebook life. I took a four-week break — a “Facebook Fast” — from the world’s biggest online social network. The break this fall spanned the presidential campaign and election, Superstorm Sandy, fighting in the Middle East and my college’s homecoming weekend — all events I cared about. These were all reasons for me to crave Facebook as a way to check the zeitgeist.
Source: Fox News