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to take your finger off that mouse.

When was the last time you left your cell phone at home? Do you have multiple email accounts that you can’t go a day without checking? Have you ever waited in paralyzing anxiety wondering if your Facebook comment has been read or if your emoticons were interpreted in the right way? For a week starting this Monday April 18th, we dare you to slow down, unplug, and digitally detox. We dare you to change your life in some way and see what happens.

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I've been facebook free and cellphone free for about two weeks now, and I'm probably going to continue that indefinitely. Life is so much more rewarding and relaxing without being plugged in.

I've been facebook free and cellphone free for about two weeks now, and I'm probably going to continue that indefinitely. Life is so much more rewarding and relaxing without being plugged in.

Hey righteous people of adbusters, stop bashing people in the comments like some teenager on youtube and think for a second. I agree that technology is taking over and people can't help but consume for consumptions sake but backing out will leave you endangered like the remaining indigenous peoples of the world. We are merely in a transition point where technology needs to progress to a seamless integration with our lives so we don't need to waste time roaming the matrix. I wish to free the information from these boxes to free ourselves. Blame capitalism for everything else...

P.S. I've been facebook free for 6 months and I feel fine.

Hey righteous people of adbusters, stop bashing people in the comments like some teenager on youtube and think for a second. I agree that technology is taking over and people can't help but consume for consumptions sake but backing out will leave you endangered like the remaining indigenous peoples of the world. We are merely in a transition point where technology needs to progress to a seamless integration with our lives so we don't need to waste time roaming the matrix. I wish to free the information from these boxes to free ourselves. Blame capitalism for everything else...

P.S. I've been facebook free for 6 months and I feel fine.

> We are merely in a transition point where technology needs to progress to a seamless integration with our lives so we don't need to waste time roaming the matrix

I respectfully disagree. Technology itself is fine but in general is mixed up with some product pushed by some corporation. That corporation's goal is nothing short of getting you to consume as much as possible for as long as possible and to make as much peripheral income off of whatever information they gather from you via the consumption of said product.

There's too much to discuss ... and this is too hard to whittle down to one specific topic to really have a constructive conversation but you know what I mean.

It's great that you're facebook free. By nature, so am I. Unfortunately, I have to get on that stupid network in order to schedule calendars with certain people.

It's annoying. I don't think it's going to change until something really bad happens to wake people up and get them to disconnect as the general crowd here is preemptively doing.

So yeah, it sucks that people are bashing others, on that I agree. But this isn't a "transition period." The dot com boom was ten years ago. Things are getting worse and more invasive.

Peace be with you, brother.

> We are merely in a transition point where technology needs to progress to a seamless integration with our lives so we don't need to waste time roaming the matrix

I respectfully disagree. Technology itself is fine but in general is mixed up with some product pushed by some corporation. That corporation's goal is nothing short of getting you to consume as much as possible for as long as possible and to make as much peripheral income off of whatever information they gather from you via the consumption of said product.

There's too much to discuss ... and this is too hard to whittle down to one specific topic to really have a constructive conversation but you know what I mean.

It's great that you're facebook free. By nature, so am I. Unfortunately, I have to get on that stupid network in order to schedule calendars with certain people.

It's annoying. I don't think it's going to change until something really bad happens to wake people up and get them to disconnect as the general crowd here is preemptively doing.

So yeah, it sucks that people are bashing others, on that I agree. But this isn't a "transition period." The dot com boom was ten years ago. Things are getting worse and more invasive.

Peace be with you, brother.

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