Hi there, my name is Connor — I’m the author of this website and millennial guinea pig to a yearlong social media cleanse.
From September 17th, 2019 – September 17th, 2020, I (age 28) will be abstaining from social media use. For me, that means deactivating my Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. I chose to deactivate instead of permanently deleting them because at the end of the experiment, I’m honestly not sure if I’ll want to hang onto them or not.
Here’s What Sparked the Birth of This Experiment
After realizing I had been on social media for nearly 15 years and doing some research on the effects of social media on the brain, I decided to take a full year off of social media, document my experience, and see what comes of it.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that I owe a great deal of committing to this social media cleanse to Cal Newport and his call-to-action style Ted Talk.
Potential for a Documentary Film
Along with documenting my experiences on this site, I’ll also be video documenting as I continue this social media experiment. I have it in my head that it might be a good idea to make a documentary out of it and it might actually be good.
Initially, when I first started this site, I wanted to blog about my experiences and create a documentary film simultaneously but I realize that’s a big undertaking. One that would cause either or to lack in quality. So, for now I’m focusing on getting my periodic reports out while vlogging but keeping the footage private.
Potential for a Book
Another idea that might be interesting to pursue is turning this project into a book. I can see it being a more in depth, more personal project. If you have any thoughts or advice on this, please comment below or send me a message.
Are you interested in supporting this project?
If you’re interested in supporting this social media project, you can share our teaser video, one of our blog posts, or the website with a friend or family member that you think will genuinely find this project interesting. It’s up to me and readers like you to help get the word out. That said, I fully believe we can launch this project’s success organically, and I’m excited to have you join the ride and see it through.
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As a final note, I want to share my appreciation of you for making it this far down the page. This project’s success will be in direct correlation to readers like you, so thank you.
Note: I welcome anyone interested in being involved in this project to see the Contact page.
This page was updated on 10/24/2019.