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Written by Nick Heer.

Dave Eggers “Made” Michele Filgate “Quit” Twitter

Michele Filgate of Salon quit Twitter for a week after reading Eggers’ new book, which explains why I put those words in quotes above: she didn’t really quit, and Eggers didn’t make her do anything. Anyway:

Now that I’m back on social media, I’m realizing that the answer isn’t necessarily to deprive yourself. It’s better to find a balance and not think of your life as existing in 140 characters or status updates.

Fad diets don’t work, but if quitting the internet for a year or disabling social networks for a week is what it takes to understand balance, so be it. Maybe you’ll notice a gunman.