Unfriend Yourself: Three days to Detox, Discern and Decide by Kyle Tennant is a short read for people concerned about social media’s impact. Much is sure to be written in years to come about social media. Tennant’s book is an important, early entry in that body of literature
My personal questions regarding, specifically, Facebook over the years have been journaled on boomRethink. Tennant’s book is constructive in helping me clarify issues I’ve struggled with. The book uses Facebook as a general umbrella for all of social media (Twitter, Youtube, etc.) The foundation of Unfriend Yourself is Christian as it seeks to explore not only social media’s impact but also the issue that such media may foster unhealthy self-promtion.
Finishing Unfriend Yourself, I don’t think I am personally washing my hands of Facebook but I do think I am through using Facebook the way I have over the past five years. Kyle Tennant has given confirmation to concerns I had. I highly recommend this important work, whether you decide to thumbs-up or thumbs-down yourself.
“Boasting, self-promotion and self-construction are dangerous habits of the mind and heart.” – Unfriend Yourself
Personal Note: If you do decide to cancel your Facebook account be aware that you can’t do it immediately. Upon a cancel request, Facebook will deactive your account for 14 days before deleting it completely.
Unfriend Yourself, published by Moody Press, is available as an Amazon download at $.99 as of this posting.
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