Great idea here - Unplug from tech. for a day.

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    Great cause here -

    It is clear that technology has quickly become a large part of our life.
    But, don't you think it's gotten a little out of hand?

    There are now internet addiction rehabilitation centers!

    Let us pledge part of our day, all day, just a few hours, or even just one hour, on Sunday, Oct. 2, unplugged from technology so that we reconnect with the people and events that are important to us.

    I'm a 4th grade teacher and I'm doing this with my students - what do you think?
     
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    Let us pledge part of who's day? The folks that are addicted to the internet?
    How would unplugging on my end, help them ( whomever they are ) reconnect with the people and events that are important to them?
     
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    you would unplug - them being the people that are important to you
     
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    I'd probably just take a nap, unless I'm scheduled to work. But then, I'm 53 and live with a family not my own.

    Long story.
     
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    Let me start this post by saying welcome to USMB. Please, enjoy your stay here. It's quite a ..... colorful place to visit.

    I used to be addicted to the internet so I know all too well the dangers of losing priorities when it comes to loved ones and responsibilities. That time I can never get back. I have since fogiven myself and have moved on, now making much better decisions when it comes to spending time online. In fact, each day I tend to spend less and less. Today though, I am bored out of my skull at work. Census is down, the office is quiet, so I came online.

    I can easily pledge hours if not all day on October 2, so count me in!
     
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    I don't pledge, I unplug more often than one day a year. Laptops, cell phones, etc don't quite look right in an 1860s or 1940s environment.
     
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    I think it presumes that we have a life outside of the internet.
     
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    You've got to be kidding. My goal is to get more leisure time eked out of my busy schedule so I can spend more time online. I like something called Second Life, it's an online virtual world, but it can really eat up time. I'm never happier than when I'm working on a building project or something there. It's my recreation. And I don't get enough of it. I work from the time I get up until 11:00 p.m. at night or later, including outdoor time with my dogs, which is fun but an obligation at the same time.

    Nah, I have no reason to disconnect. In fact, I think I'll try to make time for some online gaming this winter. : )
     
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    If it would not cause any life threatning situations I .owould just love to kill the net and cell for 24 hours just to watch the show.
     

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