'The Circle' will scare you off social media

  • Although most of us are aware of the drawbacks that come from being addicted to using social media, it's not always easy to realize when you have become too dependent. 

    Dave Eggers' book 'The Circle' could help you with the realization just like it helped Michele Filgate. 

    The book tells the story of a character called Mae, who works in a company that makes its employees connect to social media all the time. 

    The book made Filgate uncomfortable with being so dependent on social media so she decided to cut off for a week. Although it didn't feel good in the beginning but she got more comfortable with the idea as days went by. 

    Filgate is now connected to the world once again but is limiting her involvement because she wants to "be aware of the world" around her. 

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