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Michael McDowell, a popular NASCAR driver took some time away from the social media before the busy racing began. He told his supporters on Facebook and Twitter that he would refrain from using social networking sites for thirty days as part of what he called a “social media fast.” McDowell says he got the idea while attending a Bible study dealing with the distractions of life. He remembered that his young son had asked him to play while he was busy updating his status, and realized that his family was more important. Too help him avoid temptation; McDowell deleted social media apps from his phone. He says although he won’t post any personal messages, daily Bible verses will continue to be automatically posted to his accounts during the 30 days off. He added, “For me, it’s like it’s become almost an addiction. It’s something you almost have to do; you want to see what people are saying and you want to keep your fans up to date and you want to be engaged, but you don’t realize how much time it actually takes.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Bible Study Leads NASCAR Driver to Take 'Social Media Fast',, Accessed January 14, 2013.

Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV) (15) Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, (16) making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

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