Tag: digital detox

by Amanda Enayati

In one of my favorite episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” a crew member on leave brings back a computer game so addictive that eventually the entire crew, minus one young cadet, abandons its stations and sits glued to the device. The game, which stimulates the brain’s pleasure centers while diminishing its higher functions, […] more »

by Emily Skorin

I reached into my pocket after class to grab my phone. It was a habit I had established early on in the semester after learning that my history lecture was a tech-free zone. But this time when I reached into my pocket, my phone wasn’t there. At the tail end of the semester that marks […] more »

by Dena Levitz

Taking a break from liking, friending, following, pinning, surfing, posting and all those other online pursuits is daunting enough for regular users. Imagine being a technology pioneer who, by definition, has to stay wedded to the web. This past year, a number of big names in the digital world took on this exact challenge. Paul […] more »

by Tanya Schevitz

I can remember the moment I realized that smartphones were going to change our relationships. I was at a 40th birthday dinner party for a friend, and as I looked around the table, 27 of the 28 guests had their faces buried in their iPhones for most of the night. Yes, they would look up […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Call it spring cleaning. A digital detox. Each year, even we, those of us who live, eat, sleep and breathe online, need a little break (perhaps especially us). Enter, the National Day of Unplugging — a reason for and a celebration of a “technology Sabbath.” This year, the National Day of Unplugging, advocated by the group […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click to read the entire series Welcome to the 52nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week we have a special edition of the podcast dedicated to unplugging and taking breaks from media and technology. We are immersed in a world of technology, with smartphones at our […] more »