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ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Facebook: How active, fun and connected can turn shallow, creepy and obsessive

Victoria Ries, pastoral life coordinator: At her church, St. Catherine of Siena, Ries gave a talk on modern ways of observing Lent, which led at least one parishoner to "fast" from Facebook for at least 40 days. "I think Facebook is a big time eater," Ries says. People who are looking to connect more with their deeper selves -- or with others -- should consider unplugging, she says.