I’ve left Facebook, temporarily at least. This is difficult as Facebook has often been where the most grown-up conversations were (more than in life). Now, though, I am finding it fragmenting and non-meditative, so I have gone. I will visit certain blogs more regularly: Remaking the University and Blood Studies, for instance.
Also on Facebook, I’ve realized that there are certain secret groups I can go to for very specific purposes and bypass the rest of the things. That way I retain its humanizing aspects (resistance to the corporate university, writing accountability) and evade the noise.