Tag: unplug 2012

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 Sandra Ordonez

Click to read the entire series The Internet’s reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don’t really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Our increasing connectedness — the always-on smartphone, the ever-present social networks, the daily media deluge — is affecting our lives in ways we can’t even yet fathom. So this week, as summer kicks off across the U.S., MediaShift is looking at how and why people are choosing to “unplug” from technology. And within that scope, […] more »

by Rachel Stafford

Click to read the entire series Two years ago, I was in what I considered to be the best years of my life — a solid marriage to my college love and two beautiful, content young daughters. From an outside perspective, I effortlessly juggled family responsibilities with volunteer activities for my church, community, and my […] more »