How to use Facebook less

Research shows using Facebook makes us less happy. It’s also a massive time sink. So quit!

It sounds simple, but in practice Facebook offers many different services, and in my experience it’s mainly the News Feed that wastes time and makes me depressed. Messenger and Events provide lots of value. But even after uninstalling the app, if I check the website to see if I have events or messages, I’ll end up getting sucked into the News Feed, since it’s front and center.

Fortunately, there’s a standalone app for Messenger, and as of today, thanks to my friend Diana Jung, there’s one for Events too!

https://fbeventnotifs.herokuapp.com

Just give it access to your Facebook events and it will send you emails. No more getting sucked into the News Feed or worrying about becoming a social pariah! I’ve been using it for the last week and it’s been great. Try it and let me know what you think!

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