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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lent Survey: Could You Fast from Your Social Network?

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day fast practiced by Catholics and other Christian denominations.

While some believers follow strict guidelines and abstain from specific foods, others opt to give-up one of their favorite hobbies or one of their favorite forms of entertainment.

In exchange, the believer devotes more of their time to charitable activities and prayer. As American saturate their minds with online entertainment, many youth have contemplated a new form of fast for lent-ditching Facebook Myspace or all of their social networks.  For perspective trend's momentum, just Google: Giving up Facebook for Lent.

Personaly, I'm willing to bet that many who sever their social networking ties will realize how incredibly addicted they've become to checking status updates, posting photos and adding friends.  For some, social networking is neccesary for their daily work, so it might seem like a huge sacrifice, but it's up to each individual.

I can't help but wonder how many of you would be willing to ditch your social network for 40 days (or even 40 minutes). Tell me in the poll below.

By Matt O'Hern at 02:42 PM | Comments (3)

(3) Thoughts on Lent Survey: Could You Fast from Your Social Network?

I'm not giving up Facebook for Lent as a Catholic, but my biggest weaknesses are fried foods, and I'm in a weight plateau. My mother and aunt are concerned about it, so I decided to give them up instead.

Comments by whizkidforte : Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 07:53 PM

I don't know how well I'll do, but I'm definitely up for the challenge.

Comments by Erica : Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 11:15 AM

I know this is one thing I could not give up for 40 days. These are my ways of communicating with my prospects and those I mentor, so wouldn't be good to give it up for the 40 days. I will however be giving up sweets.:0)

Comments by Rhonda : Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 10:22 AM

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