If you’ve found yourself (or your kids) too addicted to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, this story may interest you. One father agreed to pay his 14-year old daughter $200 bucks to deactivate her Facebook account for 6 months. The monetary incentive only applies if she keeps up her end of the deal, since he’s paying out $150 of it at the end of the 6 month period.
The Daily Dot reports that it was actually the girl’s idea. Reportedly, she wants to focus on school and earning money, and Facebook is just a distraction for her. Smart kid!
How much would it take to break your addiction to social network sites? Could you live without tweeting or posting status updates on Facebook for 6 months? Since I obviously can’t, let me know on Twitter: @mbchp or chime in on this Facebook post.
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