Originally published February 4, 2015.
As you probably heard this morning, deleting the game Two Dots was an emotional experience for me. To put it mildly.
A report: OK, so I'm still in mourning.
But I'm still here. I'm more productive. I'm not going to reinstall the app tomorrow.
I want to answer three questions that have come up in various ways this morning:
Q1: Wait... are you getting me addicted to something else? Are you offering me heroin in place of cocaine?
A1: I'll admit, this is a risk. I mean, look at the list below. Temptation comes in many many forms. We have to be able to live among the candy-soda-trivia-cocktails.
Which brings me to....
Q2: Which app should I delete?
what should I delete? #NTCDelete— sugar (@honestSFist) February 4, 2015
A2: So, by that logic here's the list (the links are to responses from Bored and Brilliant participants, don't worry) as of Wednesday afternoon:
- Candy Crush
- Soda Candy Crush
- Spider Solitaire
- Killer Sudoku
- Trivia Crack
- The Kardashian game
- Plants Vs. Zombies
- Minion Rush
- AE Bubble
- Whirly Word
- Clash of Clans
- Crossy Road
- Trivia Crack
- "Smarmy tabloid weather news 'gotcha to look' app"
- Game Twist Slots and Hungry Shark Revolution
- Google Hangouts
- Chrome, Safari, Firefox
- Banking apps
Q3: So how do you steel yourself against them?
A3: I'm gonna let you all answer this one.
Since deleting one app just makes me use the others more, I got rid of Instagram *and* Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. o_O #NTCDelete— Jen ✏️ (@mellowbeing) February 4, 2015
Don't save your passwords
I wonder how many people deleted Facebook by itself for #NTCDelete? Gonna have to go around myself and clear browser history, never save PWs— Jen (@wordpainting) February 4, 2015
Put Moment or BreakFree where that app used to sit
"Meghan Powell Deleted FB but I had to come back to tell you that I put the Break Free app in FB's spot on my homescreen. Ok that's all... byeeeeeee!"
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