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Students Give Up MySpace and Facebook for Lent

By: Greg Ponesse - Published:   Updated: Mar 25 2011 • References: cnn
I have heard of giving up candy, pop, and TV for Lent but never this. But for some individuals, as they approach Easter, giving up Internet sites like Facebook and MySpace is not uncommon.

"It's been hard, especially in the beginning," said Kerry Graham, who reports that she quit using Facebook during Lent.

Implications - Social networking sites have reached record adoption levels, which has caused a bit of a cultural backlash as addicted users curb their time spent online. A renewed focus on honored traditions such as religious practices offers a convenient excuse for social media users to sacrifice time spent online and emphasize offline interactions, even if only on a temporary basis. Stats for Religious Customs Before Social Life Trending: Older & Chilly
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