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Could You "Quit the Internet" for 12 Months? This Man Did. This is What He Learned:

Could You "Quit the Internet" for 12 Months? This Man Did. This is What He Learned: | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
I was wrong.

One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."

It's a been a year now since I...
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This tech writer for the VERGE quit the internet for one year.  This article includes some interesting insight on his experiences as well as a nice 20-minute artful documentary.  I am glad that I made time for it. There are many nuggets of wise introspection

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:32 PM

I put this in this section, because of the line about corrupting my soul. The Internet, like all technology, is a tool and we need to use each mindfully.

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Is the Web Driving Us Mad?

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For the sake of curation:

 

Personally, I think there is more wisdom in the comment than in the entire article.  I really like the ice cream analogy in the August 23 comment by igloolynx.   However, this article is getting lots of traction so it is worth sharing here for the sake of curation.  
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Tweets, texts, emails, posts. New research says the Internet can make us lonely and depressed—and may even create more extreme forms of mental illness, Tony Dokoupil reports.

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TED Blog | Places we don’t want to go: Sherry Turkle at TED2012

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Society is now accepting texting at funerals.  What's next.  Sherry Turkle has some thoughts.

 

There is a feeling that conversations are difficult because we don’t have the ability to edit as we talk, and so can’t present the exact face that we’d like to. ”Human relationships are rich, and they’re messy and they’re demanding. And we clean them up with technology. We sacrifice conversation for mere connection.”

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Study finds that Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol

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People are more likely to give in to urge to tweet or check email than other cravings, say US researchers...

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Game addicts display similar brain structure to that of drug addicts

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154 students from different countries were studied to determine how the brain of game addicts compares to the brain of a durg addict

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Mariusz Leś's comment, November 20, 2011 7:48 AM
I hope they won't get me, I'm on the 3rd level now.
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Do you obsessively check your smartphone?

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There I was at a long-awaited dinner with friends Saturday night, when in the midst of our chatting, I watched my right hand sneaking away from my side to grab my phone sitting on the table to check my e-mail.
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South Korea’s surprising stand-down on digital textbooks

South Korea has for years equated the advance of technology with societal progress, including in the area of education. Not now.
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I am sharing this because it talks about a balance that the Korean government is trying to find between leading the way in digital textbooks and paper in a country where 1 in 5 of students between 5 - 9 year old students are addicted to the Internet.

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The Internet Usage Patterns of Depressed College Students

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A recent study correlates frequent Internet usage with depression. The study also showed specific web habits correlates with being depressed.

 

Thanks to Stewart-Marshall for sharing this link.
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Frequent switching between applications and sites seems to be a link to depression in this first-ever study.  Late night usage and first thing in the morning are other indicators.

 

 

 


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Stewart-Marshall's comment, June 24, 2012 5:23 PM
Thanks Ken - and I seem to have so many of these internet indicators - switching, late night, early morning - but I think I'm okay :-) So I guess they are merely "indicators" - not perfect predictors.
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TEDxUIUC - Sherry Turkle - Alone Together

Sherry Turkle talks about why we expect more from technology and less from each other.

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50 Signs You’re Addicted to Social Media & Twitter | Social Media Today

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