Longest time spent unplugged: almost 8 months
I was going for a year but I wanted to wish my friend a happy birthday and I didn't have her phone number or the possiblity to see her for a long time. Though after this for the rest of the year I only used facebook and other social media in minimal amounts for birthday messages.
This was one of the easiest things I've ever done; my friends are always saying I don't reply to messages. I became more productive with school work, research for book ideas, piano and guitar. I had time for more dog agility competitions aswell. Though I had more opportunity for other hobbies it was even more frustrating for my friends and I to spend money by texting rather than the free alternative. It also led so some miscommunication that could have been avoided and I did not find it helped me to 'clear my head' as I found other ways to fill it.
Nevertheless the experience has changed me where I use social media minimally- facebook for wishing people happy birthday, instagram once in a while posts, twitter only for band or football updates. I go out of my way to see people in physical form rather than have long conversations on facebook messenger, whatsapp and skype. However, I still use bucketlist and snapchat quite a bit as I need to keep track with goals and hilarious videos of drunken friends.