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I struggle with my use of Facebook. It seems to be one of those things I just can’t rid myself of. The algorithm has created a feed of content that I didn’t intentionally subscribe to. Although when I think about how it got that way, it seems obvious. I, like most of my connections on Facebook, have stopped sharing. The result is a curation of “sponsored” content that some way or another, keeps me coming back, just in case. In case of what? I’m not sure. I guess it’s a case of FOMO.

Why you might ask, am I pondering this? Well, it is a dilemma of sorts. It’s not one with the urgency that world hunger or child poverty demand. But it’s one that I have been thinking about lately. And I think it’s time that I take action.

Now hold on. I know what you’re thinking! Here’s another, I’m quitting Facebook, declaration. But that’s not it at all. I’m saying that I need to change my participation. It’s time for me to start sharing again. The idea behind social media is social sharing, after all. And that’s why we signed up. We want to be involved with the events and ideas that our friends discover. That’s how we enrich each other. And how we grow and evolve individually. We share.

And so I ask, will you join me? Start sharing again. I’d like that. I promise to keep it light. If you want to have a serious conversation, we can, but let’s do that when we are physically together. I assume we all mostly use Facebook with similar intentions. As a break from our day. A way to enjoy a few moments when the opportunity arises. And so I shall share with you that which enriches my moments.

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