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Discover the best online resources and insight about the wonders and perils of the digital lifestyle.
Discover the best online resources and insight about the wonders and perils of the digital lifestyle.

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"I start cutting my Internet time down by 2 hours each day, so that once the holidays begin, and I am going here and there to visit family, I have mastered finding other things to do besides sit in front of a computer screen."

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"I've learned to make use of away messages. Away messages can politely let people know you're disconnecting for the holidays."

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"An outright ban on digital devices won't win your kids' respect -- or compliance. But with a little planning, you can balance your family's tech activities with much-needed face time."

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"The web has been described by anthropologists as the modern water cooler, and it is increasingly where we hang out. So we head to our technologies in order to be part of the party."

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"The brand DTAC has always had a friendly and easy-going personality. This TV commercial doesn’t forget the unmistakable personality even when criticizing the society and its current issue."

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"Unplugging really can have a remarkable effect on the whole family. And after a while, they don't seem to miss the electronics. Aren't willing to unplug for the long haul? Then here are some suggestions for adding unplugging into your regular routine."

{ this is a follow-up post about a previous article }

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"I hadn't been offline for more than a few hours in two and a half years — and only then because I was on safari in Botswana and had no choice.

Typically, the first thing I would do when I got up in the morning was to get on my laptop to check a series of sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics, and HBR.org, to see what comments my blogs had accumulated overnight.

All day long, between doing my main work, I found myself checking one site or another, or reading and responding to email. Far too often, I got right back online after dinner. The lure of email and the Internet had come to feel compulsive, irresistible, and increasingly uncomfortable."

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"The diet is about seeing your technology in a whole new light. Loving it again, not wanting to put it in a blender. Going on a digital diet is also about reconnecting with people. It’s not a “digital fast”, it’s about indulging in a healthy manner. No one is forcing you to become so overloaded and overwhelmed."

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"Over a period of months, Maushart, a single mother, had a 'dawning awareness' that something was not right. But when she watched Sussy receive video clips of her friends streamed live over the internet, her worries became 'profound panic'.'My concern,' she says, 'was that we had ceased to function as a family.' "

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“In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them — often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug.”
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