Life Without Facebook

I write this while eating Curious George fruit snacks. Delicious.

I was sitting in front of my computer listlessly refreshing Facebook when I suddenly realized how much of a waste of time it was. I could have actual human contact instead, or get work done…something more fulfilling than waiting for Facebook notifications to come in.

Well, most likely.

There was an experiment done somewhere on rats involving random versus regular rewards for pushing a lever. As it turns out, rats become highly addicted to pushing the lever when rewards are given at random.

This is Facebook notifications, in a nutshell. In fact, that’s arguably any type of social interaction, but it’s codified into a neat little red graphic on Facebook.

I think I just incinerated my eggrolls. Fuck, how long were they in the oven for?

Note how quickly my attention span wanders. I wonder if this is a result of the media that I’ve been brought up on, bringing us once again back to Facebook and the internet.

I was told about a method to stretch out your knees – the ligaments and tendons – and I tried it out this morning. I felt an instant improvement in my damaged knee.

Hmm. I set out to lament something. I forgot what…

Ah well, probably better I don’t remember anyway.

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  • Random indeed

  • Yeah, I've heard about the rats and the levers. MMOs use the same concept with random drops.

  • Yeah, I've heard about the rats and the levers. MMOs use the same concept with random drops.