Facebook stories is a feature on Facebook that is essentially a visually primped up collection of posts on another stream besides the Newsfeed, intended to get it more attention with some isolation from your main Newsfeed. Probably to cause more addiction, too, to be honest. See a more technical description of what Facebook Stories is and how it works in the link at the start of this paragraph. Even in that description, though, it’s not really a “story”, even the briefest of stories. If you really want to do stories on Facebook, try this simple method that will give you something closer to a real story, and something better than Facebook Stories.
There’s a new sexual orientation out there, and it’s called “digisexuality”. This Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio interview, New York Times article, and Sexual and Relationship Therapy journal article by Neil MacArthur can give you a bit more depth into the subject.
Social media use has been likened to addiction scientifically. My level of “addiction” isn’t very much, to be honest, but I’m still choosing to work on cutting down on the distractions that keep me from getting into “flow state” (see video at end) for some activities, rather than time poorly used. If you want to use narcotics terminology, I’m choosing prolonged highs over micro dosages of dopamine.
To help myself reduce social media use, I have compiled a short list of relatively easy and painless ways which I access it so I don’t get on social media much in the first place. They can be annoying when you’re not used to it, but hey, nobody ever said weaning oneself off anything was easy! See if some of these may work for you, and maybe pick some combination what can work for you. Any amount helps if you value your time enough!