A Dutch nonprofit is issuing a challenge. They want to see how much happier you are without Facebook. Their idea is to have you off of it for 99 days, measuring your happiness along the way. A novel and certainly not new idea. Check out the full story from Forbes here.

With the constant proliferation of social media deeper into our daily lives, we've likely seen some trends to abstain from Facebook and other like networks. Many churches encourage giving up social media for periods of time to reconnect with family and friends.

But could you really do it? And do those who do it actually stay off social media like they claim they're doing?

In the Summer of 2013 I deactivated my Facebook page. I reactivated about a month later and made a concerted effort to not be on it as much after that. While that deactivation has certainly changed my use of Facebook, it's increased my use of other networks, especially Twitter.

There are those out there who don't have many social media profiles, maybe one on LinkedIn and that's it. That doesn't describe many people I know. Even the holdouts have that were dragged kicking and screaming to Facebook are now somehow part of it now - and trying to conduct themselves as they have been all along.

The truth is I am probably more dependent on social media sites than anything else. The reason for this is that I use them in a number of different ways. I use them professionally, personally and of course, to kill time. Could I go three months without Facebook? Sure. Provided I had my Twitter during that time.