This graph is from the week before my internet fast.
4+ hours playing clash. 4+ hours on Facebook. Admittedly, a lot of this was while doing something else: resting while weight lifting, riding (not driving) in the car, or pooping.
It was time to see how much it hurt to not have the internet, so I cut all non-work ties. I'll admit, I accidentally clicked a few articles and felt the pull to check Facebook, but overall I was pretty clean.
So, what's the internet good for?
- Music streaming
- Killing time between sets at the gym
- Communicating with friends/family
- Meal planning
- Bill paying
- Focus at work
- Rule clarifications for Star Trek: Fleet Captains
- Mindless use of social networks
- Clash of Clans
- Random Youtube videos
The benefits of the internet far out weight the costs. So, the first morning I had the internet again, I got up, and wasted 15 minutes playing Clash and checking Facebook.