The real question is could you quit Facebook for 99 days -- and still be happy?
This new online experiment has riled up hardcore social media users by asking anyone and everyone to dump Facebook cold turkey for the next three-plus months. The whole point is to test the quitters' mental health and overall ability to function while not be bombarded by jejune quizzes, "likes," and pictures of your friend from third grade and her kid's Monday swim lesson.
The campaign, dubbed 99 Days of Freedom, started in reaction Facebook's secret social media experiment where it duped 700,000 users into participating. The point was to see if Facebook could affect a user's general mood and state of happiness. Needless to say, the whole experiment backfired when users discovered what was happening -- and it left the masses in a very bad mood.
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It also inspired this latest experiment: life without Facebook.
In response to Facebook's controversial mood experiment involving some 700,000 unwitting users, we present you 99 Days of Freedom; an online study on how life without Facebook impacts user happiness. Joining is very simple: follow our three step instruction to join the experiment for as long as you like. We can't wait to hear how you spend your time off. Joining the 99 days of freedom experiment only takes a few minutes. Yet it saves the average user 1683 minutes. That's well over 28 hours of freedom! We will contact you after 33, 66 and 99 days, to see how you're doing.
To get started on your quitting, all you have to do is change your profile pic to the generic "99 Days of Freedom" image (download it now), then create your own countdown. Sign off Facebook and go do something useful with your time.
Just think of what you can accomplish without Facebook in your face.