Mark Zuckerberg’s sister wants people to observe a ‘digital sabbath’ by taking a break from Facebook
|Mark Zuckerberg with his older sister Randi Zuckerberg|
(Scroll down for video) Mark Zuckerberg’s older sister is calling for people to take a break from Facebook.
Many people have complained that Facebook has closed their accounts after they had too many friends.
Now, Randi Zuckerberg said that Facebook is aiming to keep people connected to close family and friends rather than letting people connect to as many random people as possible.
“This is the direction Facebook is going,” Zuckerberg said.
Zuckerberg, who is the marketing director of Facebook and the sister of Mark Zuckerberg, is telling people to take a "digital Sabbath."
She is encouraging people to stop using Facebook and connect to people who are in the room with them.
"It's a great idea, at least once a week to put the devices down, take stock of yourself and your behavior," Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media, said.
This "digital Sabbath" is just one of the many recommendations Zuckerberg offers in her new book called Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives.
Zuckerberg said that a temporary disconnect from the Internet does not contradict the purpose of Facebook’s message.
"This is really in line with Facebook’s message to share with people who you want to share with, and do so consciously and mindfully," Zuckerberg said.
Zuckerberg claims that more people are deleting strangers from their Facebook, and are sticking with just friends and family.
"At first, it was all about getting as many friends as possible on Facebook, and getting as many followers on Twitter as possible," Zuckerberg said. "We've become closer to friends, but further from friendship," she said.
Now she said the pendulum is swinging back to where
"people are valuing their intimacy and their personal relationships again," she said.