A student at DePaul University in Chicago named Kristina Campagna deleted her Facebook page over a year ago, and hasn't gone back. And apparently that's such an amazing feat, "USA Today" asked her to write an article about it.
--Here are the top three things she says she's learned since quitting Facebook.
#1.) Some of the Information People Post Is Actually Valuable. Most of it isn't, but a lot of people use Facebook to discuss news, politics, and pop culture. So if you quit, you either fall behind on it, or actually have to seek it out yourself.
#2.) When You're Not on Facebook, You're More Mysterious. As in, people can't reach for their phone and check out bikini photos as soon as they meet you.
--Although, you're ALSO more mysterious to potential EMPLOYERS, which ISN'T good. Because these days, a lot of hiring managers assume you're old and/or crazy if you're not on Facebook.
#3.) Not Everyone Knows When Your Birthday Is. So when someone SAYS "happy birthday," it actually means something . . . because it's not just an old high school friend who happened to see a birthday alert.