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A Way, WAY Better Means for "Wasting" Time Than Facebook
A few weeks ago, I deactivated my Facebook account. There were several motivating factors, one of which was that I mostly went to Facebook when I was in a lull at work, that little trough of time between a meeting or a deadline where I was “bored” and looking for something to occupy my noggin.
One day I realized there were probably much better ways to fill my time. It’s not that I don’t love you people – I do! I just want to communicate with you in a real way… more personal, more direct, and less influenced by marketing and the connections Facebook seems to have with every other commercial enterprise on the web. I’m not saying Facebook is bad for everyone, I’m just sayin’ it’s bad for me.
Instead, this is where I’ve been spending some time feeding my brain when I have breathing room at work.
It’s a “service of the Chronicle of Higher Education”… a massive collection of articles, book reviews, and opinion on all kinds of interesting things: The Rise of the Order of Assassins, books in Argentina, Louis Armstrong, typos, and more. It also provides helpful links to hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and columnists around the web, so there’s always access to something good to read.
You give your body high-quality food, be sure to feed your noggin, too.