Tag: technology sabbath

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 Angela Washeck

To achieve clarity of mind and a spirit of relaxation, connected people across the states and overseas will participate in the National Day of Unplugging this weekend. The event, lasting from sundown on March 7 to sundown on March 8, 2014, is built on the idea that our tech-centric generation frequently misses out on life’s […] more »

by Mark Glaser

All week long, PBS MediaShift has been running a special series Unplug 2012 about our need to take breaks from the immersion of technology and media in our lives. As much as we love having smartphones, tablets and always-on access to our favorite TV shows, podcasts, blogs and social streams, we all need a break […] 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 »

by Tanya Schevitz

I only have to look at my 3-year-old to see the impact of my use of technology. He walks around the house saying, “Where’s my iPhone? I have a call in a minute.” And he has two toy phones he carries around in his pockets in case an “important call” comes in. I know all […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This episode of 5Across is brought to you by the Knight News Challenge, a 5-year, $25 million contest to spur innovation in news. If you’d like to apply to win a grant of up to $5 million for an open source project, apply here by October 15. Good luck! There is a common thread in […] more »