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Sunday, 29 April 2012

# diary hati - FACEBOOK-ADDICTED??


Apa khabar kamu hari ini?

Imanku sedang pasang surut sejak akhir-akhir ini.
Dalam busy-busy dengan program yang aku kendalikan 
dan lecture notes yang tak ter'tengok'
 sempat sahaja aku membuka akaun 'facebook'
Hari-hari mesti 'facebook'
Masalah  besar ni bila dah jadi facebook addicted
= ='

Mesti ramai jugak ada masalah ni. Betol tak?
Ok. Jadi jom ramai-ramai pakat buka facebook bila betul-betul penting sahaja.
Bukan tak buka facebook langsung.
Kurangkan perkara yang tak berfaedah.
Tambahkan ilmu yang bermanfaat.
Mula dari sekarang!

Sempat mencari cara macam mana nak kurangkan penggunaan facebook.
Tapi article ni lebih kepada behenti terus buka facebook.
Try lah baca, saya pun baca tau.


1. Admit you might have an addiction to Facebook.
First, keep track of what you actually do on Facebook. After every Facebook session, ask yourself, "What did I just accomplish by checking Facebook?" Odds are, you're probably just logging in to see if you've been poked, check for updates updates, write a new note, add a song, and other mindless tasks you do to waste time. Of course, these might be the little things that keep you on such a short leash: at first you're confirming a new friend, but next thing you know, you've spent an hour looking at all the new people you're connected to. Recording your Facebook activities can help you realize how much time you actually spend getting nothing constructive done.

2. Define your goals on Facebook. 
Make a list of what you really get out of it. Why did you originally sign up? So you could remember friends' birthdays? Find and keep old friends? Meet people with similar interests? Whatever your goals may be on Facebook, you need to make sure that you devote your time there to accomplishing those goals instead of going off track with activities that get you nowhere.
If you have no goals (i.e. if you signed up just because you had nothing better to do), skip the next step.

3. Make and follow a Facebook schedule. 
Next to each Facebook goal, write down how much time and at what frequency you'll need to be on Facebook to achieve that goal. Then, write down the total number of hours per week that you should be spending on Facebook. If it seems like too much time, adjust your activity times accordingly. Following this schedule might bring your Facebook addiction under control without requiring you to quit altogether. Look at this example schedule for inspiration:

Staying in touch with college friends – Check every other day; spend no more than 15 minutes responding to messages only from college friends (1 hour per week)

Maintaining a group – Check every morning and evening for 10 minutes each, only to remove any spam or junk. Note to self: do not respond to posts, comments or messages during this time 
(2 hours, 20 minutes per week)

Keeping a group interesting – Spend 30 minutes every other day reading all of the comments and responding (2 hours per week)

Finding new friends – Browse profiles for 30 minutes, twice a week (1 hour per week)

Total time I plan to spend on Facebook: 6 hours, 20 minutes

4. Think of other things you could be doing with your time spent on Facebook. 
If you find yourself spending, say, 10 hours a week on Facebook, make a list of all the other things you could accomplish in that time. You could:

-Spend time socializing with people in your real life.
-Clean your room.
-Read a book.

5. Block the time you spend on Facebook. 
Check out How to How to Block Websites on Firefox or How to Block a Website on Internet Explorer for assistance.

6. Leave Facebook. 
If you've created a schedule but can’t stick to it – or if you've decided that any time spent on Facebook is wasted – you may need to quit cold turkey. This is a last resort and is easier said than done. There are two options here: you can either deactivate your account, which lets you take a breather without losing any information, or permanently delete your Facebook account, which is the real deal.
i. If you've started any groups, transfer admin rights to someone you trust.
ii.Send an email to your Facebook contacts explaining your decision to leave. Include your current contact information so they can get in touch with you without Facebook.
iii. If you plan to permanently delete, clear every last bit of information from your profile. Don't forget to remove your photos!
iv.Turn your profile into a pile of useless data! This is another way to "delete" a Facebook account, and you might have fun doing it. When you wake up the next day, your profile is gone. For good. Amen.
-Delete all your "friends" – unless you want to show the World you're quitting for good.
-Change the profile name. Be sure to choose something really lousy.
-Fill it up with fake content: weird status updates, pics you found online randomly, etc.
-Invite lots of randomly picked people to become your “friends.”
-State clearly that Facebook employees are just a bunch of – beep – beep – beep; fill in the beeps with some choice insults.

7. Find alternatives to using Facebook. 
If you've gotten into the habit of using Facebook messages instead of email, update your email address book so you can get in touch with your friends next week and continue your correspondence outside of Facebook. A lot of people get addicted to Facebook because they check it when there's nothing else to do, like in between classes or during a lunch break; then the curiosity spills over into time that should be spent doing other things, like studying or working. You need to find something to do during those little windows of time in order to prevent relapse. There are several ways to give yourself a "Facebook patch":
i. Stay away from the computer as much as you can. For many of us, getting in front of a monitor is a default activity. Try to find other things to do that'll keep you away from the computer and therefore, Facebook. Keep a notebook. Meditate. Finger-weave. Learn to do impressive tricks with a tech deck. Read a book. Call your friends on the phone or do something fun with them in person. Anything that you can do anywhere and for short periods of time is good.
ii. If you're at a computer during critical relapse times, find another website to log onto and read instead of Facebook. Yes, you may get addicted to that instead, so try to find something that's actually a constructive pursuit, such as checking news sites, learning a new word each day, sharpening your mental skills by solving a sudoku, practicing that foreign language you decided to learn.

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