For $200, Would You Quit Facebook for 5 Months?

    February 13, 2013
    Josh Wolford

Is $200 enough money to get you to cease all Facebook activity for a period of just under 5 months?

That’s the deal one dad made with his 14-year-old daughter. Paul Baier, a VP at a Boston-based energy firm has inked a contract with his daughter Rachel that will keep her off the leading social network from now until June 26th. All he has to do is pay her $50 on April 14th and the rest of the money upon completion of the contract.

To make sure that Rachel doesn’t relapse, the contract stipulates that Mr. Baier will have “access to [her] Facebook to change the password and to deactivate the account.”

According to Baier, it was his daughter’s idea.

“She wants to earn money and also finds Facebook a distraction and a waste of time sometimes. She plans to go back on after the 6 months is over”

Apparently, she plans to use the money for “stuff.”

Distraction or not, it sounds like Rachel has somehow convinced her dad to pay her to do something she wanted to do anyway. Good on you, Rachel.

Yesterday we told you about a study from Pew that found that one in four people plan on cutting back on their Facebook usage over the next year. Are you one of them? If you still love Facebook and see no real reason to quit, how much cash would it take?

[PracticalSustainability via The Daily Dot]