I’ve just launched a blog about screen time called Screentimes.
The first two articles are about my recent experience deleting WhatsApp. It was such an interesting, difficult process, which I’d love to start a discussion around. Here are my articles, with a summary:
Summary: I found it insanely hard to delete WhatsApp for all sorts of reasons, so this is my attempt at creating a guide through. For me, it turned out that the emotional/people part of deleting WhatsApp (saying goodbye to people you communicate with mostly through it) was hardest. Second hardest was the process of holding onto my WhatsApp message history, which is really, really difficult if you have a large history.
Summary: after deleting WhatsApp, lots of people questioned why. This was my attempt to clearly write out why I made this decision. I didn’t realise that writing out my justification would be such an important part of the process.
Has anyone else deleted WhatsApp and gone through something similar?
P.S. If you’re interested in writing a piece for Screentimes, let me know.