When it comes to "giving up something," because of my severe hemochromatosis I've already had to mostly give up red meat, I can't have any alcohol, I can't have caffeinated drinks, I can't digest chocolate much of the time, and because of my major sinus/respiratory problems I can't taste most things anyway. It seemed like there's not a whole lot left to give up. That's where the notion of the social media fast came into play.
So far, it's been an epic fail on my part. I didn't realize how many times a day I turned toward the online world for a virtual kaffee klatsch. Not that I have much to say, mind, but giving up almost my only social outlet has proved virtually impossible. Something's gotta give, so I will have to go for something else to satisfy my Catholic guilt for being a super-shy person who cannot stop talking on the Internet.