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MUMBAI: Facebook has become an addiction for most users and life without it seems like an impossible thing these days. More so for techies.
But one Indian American techie has kicked this habit for good.
Aripirala Naga Srinivas, who is in India on a religious pilgrimage, decided that Facebook was taking too much of his precious time and decided to delete his account.
“I have removed my Facebook account. This way I will save a lot of my time to spend on more important matters,” Srinivas, who has just finished his pilgrimage to the pious Hindu place of Kashi in Varanasi, was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
Srinivas, who is a Telugu, said he kicked Facebook as part of his personal mission to increase will power and get a new life.
“When I thought of giving up something that I cannot resist, I realised it was my Facebook account. So, I gave it up,’’ Srinivas told the paper.
“I was almost a Facebook addict. I spend most of my time on it, posting or commenting on others’ posts or liking or searching for friends. Though I realised that the addiction was taking up a lot of my time, I could not resist logging back on the moment I sat in front of a computer,’’ he added.
Facebook, which is the world’s biggest social networking site, has over 1.2 billion users.