Giving up social media for Lent

Published On: Feb 14 2013 09:18:47 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 14 2013 10:41:50 AM EST


The Twittersphere created a new meme (#eastwooding) riffing off Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention. People flooded the social network with pictures of themselves casting admonishing fingers their own empty chairs. Check out some of the most popular political memes, or modes of cultural imitation.


Put down that smartphone. A Pittsburgh pastor has a new idea for a Lenten fast: No social media.

KDKA-TV reports the Reverend William Curtis is asking members of his church to give up Facebook and Twitter for Lent.

But the faithful don't have to go cold turkey through Easter.

Curtis says he's not even asking his members for a full 40-day fast, just three or four days.

Curtis confesses it's going to be hard for him, because he practically lives on Twitter.


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