Oh not that again
I know this will come as a surprise, but I do have some peeves. And this is one of them.
"I gave up Facebook for Lent... It was tough not seeing people's pictures, but it was nice to connect with real people."
Unless your Facebook friends are robots or fictional characters, they're as real as you.
Look, you don't want to do Facebook, email, Twitter, whatever? Fine. But don't say it's because the people who use them aren't "real people".