It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve removed the FB app from my phone & only access it on iPad or Computer a few times per day. Gotta say I don’t miss it at all.
Matter of fact, I kind of feel like I got some time back during my day not having to check it often because it’s not on my phone and do take some work to get on a Mac or iPad to check it. Apart from saving the time I have also saved a lot of data on my device along the way.
Someone who uses about 10-15 gigabytes of data each month, I can clearly see a sharp drop in the data being used over the past two weeks.
Now let’s see how long I can keep the Facebook app off my iPhone going forward. Let’s hear if anyone else have the same views.
Chromebook, yup that operating system that’s basically a browser where you can do almost everything you can with a regular old fashioned computer. And I find myself drawn to using it more and more these days.
We recently bought our daughter her first computer and it was an Acer chromebook ultra portable computer. We choose this computer as her first because of the ease of use of Chrome OS. Basically she log in with her Google account and everything is there in an instant ready to go.
That said, I’ve found myself reaching over and grabbing this device over my older MacBook Pro these days more and more. I’ve also noticed that my wife who almost never use a computer unless she has to do actual work for her job and mostly live on iOS, has also been reaching out and using this device more and more too. I think this is a win for the Chrome OS.
We have been using this Acer chromebook for a few months now and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to do casual work and browsing etc.
I would still recommend another computer with more horsepower around the house for the heavy lifting for things such as photo and video editing etc.
But if you are looking for a couch computer or a computer to throw in your backpack, give chrome os a try.
Anyone that’s a user of Facebook or most of other social media has sooner or later come across some sensational headline that grabs your attention and you go “I have to see this story”, only to click the link to find at the end of the first paragraph there’s a big “NEXT” or “NEXT PAGE” button. Then you click it and click the next one and turbine after and next thing you know, you’re clicking 20 times to read a single story.
As much as these websites need to make money, please stop this crap, people who visit your site to read a story don’t have all day to click the stupid next button so many times to read a damn article which sometimes just suck anyway. If you need clicks that had to show adverts then you don’t need to be running a site.
Now I used to feel bad that I block the ads on most sites because some of these sites really need the ads to stay afloat, by then I hit one of these “click next” sites and that feeling immediately goes out the door. I no longer feel bad for blocking ads and I will continue to do so. I also will not revisit a site if the first time I find one of those “NEXT” button.