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End those digital fasts with these 5 April Fool’s Day pranks

March 26, 2013

Well, folks, it’s almost that time again: Easter. Also known as the end of Lent. Or what should be known as national coming out day for all the people who’ve just spent the past 40 days doing some kind of digital fast. They inevitably come back with a desire to enlighten us with their Enormous [...]

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Using the Internet to find empathy in solitude

December 12, 2012

Twitter is outsourced schizophrenia. I have a couple hundred voices I have consensually  agreed to allow residence inside my brain. So writes Adam Brault in a very thoughtful blog post, I quit Twitter for a month and it completely changed my thinking about mostly everything. Just when I think that I have read as many blog posts [...]

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5 commandments for your digital fast this Lent

February 21, 2012

I’m not really a Lent kinda gal. (It may have something to do with me being Jewish.) But for the past few years, I’ve felt increasingly Lent-aware, because of the sheer number of people who now seem to give up Facebook for Lent (but then tweet about it), email for Lent (but then blog about [...]

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5 questions that will make the most of your social media vacation

June 27, 2011
Wire cutters cut the connection of a router

Do you suspect that taking a brief or extended break from the Internet would make you happier, smarter or taller? Tackle these 5 questions to get the most from your social media vacation.

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The Dirty Truth About Digital Fasts

September 2, 2010

Last year it was the staycation. This year it’s the digital fast. "How I unplugged" — from Twitter, from a…

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