Social media promises connection with the people we care about the most. But it can, at times, seem like an infinite black hole, something that we get sucked into and spend far more time engaging with than we ever really intended. I’m sure that most of us have probably had moments where we’ve thought, “Ugh, I should just delete _______,” whether that’s Facebook or Instagram, Twitter or TikTok or something else.
Well, our very own Emily Clark did just that. She deleted her Instagram account—a process that proved surprisingly difficult. In this episode of The Plugged In Show, we’ll talk with Emily about what motivated her to ditch Insta, why it was technologically a lot harder than she expected and what she’s discovered since.
In our second segment, Plugged In intern Marsella Evans tells us about some pro-life movies that might provide a natural opportunity to talk about the difficult subject of abortion and which powerfully remind us of the value of every life.
So take a listen, and then tell us what you think about this week’s discussion. Have you ever felt like deleting your social media accounts? You can share your thoughts and experiences on Plugged In’s Facebook and Instagram, or shoot us an email at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.
And be sure to check out the links below that we reference in the show!
- Plugged In Blog: Deleting My Instagram Was Nearly Impossible—But I Did It Anyway
- Plugged In Blog: The Never-Ending Scroll: How Social Media Keeps Us Hooked
- Plugged In Blog: 10 Movies and Documentaries to Watch to Celebrate Life
- Plugged In Review: Horton Hears a Who
- Plugged In Review: Bella
- Plugged In Review: October Baby
- Plugged In Review: Juno
- Plugged In Review: Roe v. Wade
- Plugged In Review: Unplanned
- Focus on the Family: Setting Media Standards
- Focus on the Family: Making Wise Entertainment Choices
- Plugged In: Tech Guide
- Focus on the Family: How to Develop Media Intelligence in Your Home