The real question is could you quit Facebook for 99 days -- and still be happy?
This new online experiment has riled up hardcore social media users by asking anyone and everyone to dump Facebook cold turkey for the next three-plus months. The whole point is to test the quitters' mental health and overall ability to function while not be bombarded by jejune quizzes, "likes," and pictures of your friend from third grade and her kid's Monday swim lesson.
The campaign, dubbed 99 Days of Freedom, started in reaction Facebook's secret social media experiment where it duped 700,000 users into participating. The point was to see if Facebook could affect a user's general mood and state of happiness. Needless to say, the whole experiment backfired when users discovered what was happening -- and it left the masses in a very bad mood.
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Yesterday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped into San Francisco where he
made a fool of himself spoke at an event suggesting that being gay is the same as being an alcoholic. He didn't explain his logic much beyond saying both are dark genetic flaws that can be resisted, perhaps with the help of a few outings to AA.
Those who were left confused and baffled by Perry's thought process turned to Twitter to try and make sense of it all. None claimed to be medical doctors, but some Twitter users went ahead and diagnosed Perry themselves:
@HiddenCash, the heretofore-faceless rich guy who roiled San Francisco with a bizarre philanthropy experiment, in which he hid $100 bills throughout San Francisco and tweeted hints for money-hungry sleuths, has reportedly been identified.
According to the television news show Inside Edition, this tech-savvy mensch is actually Jason Buzi, a controversial real estate mogul who's been accused of flipping houses and fleecing buyers, via a clause in his contracts with sellers.
It's legal to be naked in San Francisco so this heat is no problem— Kendra Lappin (@_kendrakathleen) May 14, 2014