Abstaining from Facebook for one week was fairly hard for me. While I rarely post status updates, I do use Facebook frequently, just to read what people are doing and to look at pictures. While I said that I would not log in, I did log in once to get contact information I needed that was only on Facebook. Once I gave my word that I would not log in for the remainder of the assignment, I maintained my integrity by keeping my word. By the time I was able to log in, I didn’t feel the urge like I did previously.
I would love to go back in time to when I was 17 and just getting my license. During this time, technology was in its earliest form. My dad had a car phone and I thought that was so cool. There were no cell phones, no laptops, and minimal internet. It was during this time that if you wanted to see or experience something, you had to do it physically, meaning that if you wanted to chat with someone or see the Grand Canyon, you had to either call them on the telephone with the long, curled cord, or you had to drive or fly to the Grand Canyon to see it. There was no internet to provide you with real time access to essentially anywhere in the world. Even though technology is a wonderful thing, I wouldn’t mind going back to the “old” days. I guess I’m old-fashioned.