Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams

Release Date: 30/01/12
Publisher: Live Consciously Publishing

Pages: 146
Target Audience: Adults
Genre: Humour

Synopsis: There are now 1 billion people on Facebook. That's 1 in every 7 people on the planet. And 34% of all users check their account before brushing their teeth or hair in the mornings! 

Everyone can confess to an addictive Facebook habit, whether it's stalking an ex, faking bathroom breaks to read news, checking-in wherever they go, or art-directing photo's for the perfect profile pic.

The Facebook Diet (the first in The Unplug Series) takes a tongue-in-cheek look at this love for social media, featuring 50 hilarious cartoons that pinpoint the more idiotic, embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of this modern approach to communication.

It’s the ideal gift for Facebook junkies everywhere. Helping them find light-relief and the ability to laugh at this tech-takeover, which may inspire them to occasionally unplug with a tech-detox.

My Review: This is a funny and very short snappy read that you can fit quite easily  around your Facebook addiction and hopefully find a way to fit other things that aren't Facebook related into your life. How many of these cartoons did I relate too? Admittedly not many. This is because I go on Facebook to play a few games and chat to a few people rather than stalk ex's, however I do know a few people who popped into my head when reading this and I couldn't help but laugh.

The Cartoons were funny and slightly naughty in some cases and yet rung oddly true. How many people do you know who sneak off to the toilet just to check there Facebook feeds? I have to admit though, if you  have a partner/wife/husband who is threatening to cut the power cord to your computer due to your Facebook addiction then you probably do need a trip to Facebookaholics Anonymous. 

On a more serious note, and yes this book does have one, there are some helpful suggestions for things you could do instead of Facebook, some of which were honestly good advice. So if you know someone who spends more time writing on an imaginary wall than writing letters or who has started sticking post-it notes saying 'like' on people the maybe give them this book. They might find it useful. 
Failing that there's always the option of attacking that power cord with those scissors...

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