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Top 5 Productivity Killers

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Work area (Photo credit: Mark)

It is Thursday night, and the big project is due the next day.  You are scrambling to finish it up well enough that you don’t fail and/or get fired.  All the while, you wonder how it could have gotten so bad.  How did a project that had three weeks to be completed fall on the late outs of the day before.

I know how.  You wasted way too much time elsewhere.  I know because I have been in that spot.

Here are my Top 5 Productivity Killers.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Told I Still Need Facebook

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Currently, I am on day 3 of a Facebook fast and really not having any issues avoiding it.  But, I have been told that there are some circumstances where I might actually need to keep a Facebook account.  So, to be fair, I am willing to list five possible reasons why I would have to keep Facebook (along with any commentary why I wouldn’t).

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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Need Facebook

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We are officially in Day 1 of a Facebook fast.  No checking Facebook at home, at work, on the phone (even if my phone won’t let me delete it).

Naturally, I spent a moment reflecting on all the time I’ve wasted on Facebook and realized I really don’t need it for five very good reasons.

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To Deactivate or Not To Deactivate

We’re down to this.  Facebook links have been deleted, apps uninstalled, and homepages reset to not go to Facebook.

But should I just deactivate the account entirely, or keep it?


Finished with Facebook

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I can’t say that I have not seen this happening for a while.  My presence on Facebook has been pretty much shut down before today.  Just about everything I have on their is only visible to me.  I also turned off the search option, so my account is not searchable.  If anything, my Facebook friends list has gone down, especially since I have not added anyone in months.

The latest has been my fight with Facebook over how I display my homepage.  I prefer to read the most recent items first.  Facebook, however, kept changing the list to top stories.  I would set it to most recent, and Facebook would change it back.

It ended up being the last straw.  I have not deactivated my account… yet.  But I have deleted links and apps.  At least most of them.  It seems I cannot delete the Facebook app off my Android phone.

I might someday return to Facebook, though, I think that at this point, if I return, it will be to finally deactivate my account.

Another Closed Down

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I closed my Google+ Profile today.  When asked why I was doing so, I submitted the following answer:

I rarely use Google+ for anything.  I know maybe three people on it, and they never use Google+.  It does not connect to things like WordPress for it to be any use as a promotional vehicle.  What little content that is on here is available through other sources (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.) that Google+ is redundant.

Unfriending and Deactivating

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The other day, I had to unfriend someone on Facebook.  For most people that happens all the time.


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An Explanation Please

Marvel: Avengers Assemble Bonuses – Updated

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The “Heroic Age” roster of the Avengers. Cover art for Avengers vol. 4, #12.1, by Bryan Hitch. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few weeks ago, I posted a list of the bonuses in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance.  Since then, I have found a few new ones.  This list is nowhere near complete, so if you stumbled across one, let me know and I’ll throw it on the list.

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