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.
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.