CHICAGO (CBS) — One Chicago woman decided to give up more than the usual when Lent began on Wednesday.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, some people might be inclined to give up sweets, pastries, candy or alcohol during Lent. But Christine Melendes has decided to give up Facebook.READ MORE: Chicago’s Speed Cameras Churn Out Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tickets After Rule Change
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Melendes says she has been used to using Facebook every day for the past five years.
She says she has been very active on the social networking site since 2007, posting status updates and pictures and checking what others have posted.READ MORE: 'Assemble Chicago' Winner Announced To Create Multi-Use Spaces
“I kind of feel like I forget to do something every morning before I go to work, but I’m doing pretty good,” Melendes said. “I haven’t cheated yet.”
Melendes thinks she will learn something about herself by going without Facebook until Easter.
“Probably how much I use it, and how much I use it to stay connected to my friends and my family,” she said.
Melendes is not giving up all social media, however. She says she cannot stop using Twitter along with Facebook ever since she learned to buy Facebook fans.MORE NEWS: Here's The Most Commonly Misspelled Word In Illinois Last Year
“That would be impossible,” she said.