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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014, 2:36 P.M.

Can You Quit Facebook For 99 Days?

Love it or hate it, Facebook has become part of our everyday lives: More than 802 million people log on daily and spend 17 minutes onsite. But if a three-month hiatus from your all your friends, photos, and posts meant you'd be happier, could you do it? One Dutch nonprofit has challenged Facebook users to do just that: Log off of Facebook for 99 days and participate in "happiness surveys" to determine whether their mood improves. The 99 Days of Freedom initiative stemmed from Facebook's controversial experiment in which it tinkered with users' news feeds to determine whether it could change their emotional state/InformationWeek. More here.

Question: Well, would you be able to quit Facebook for 3 months?

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