Unplugging from the Social Network

On the benefits of:

I was completely unplugged for the first time in months, and it felt really, really good…

(read the full article on thrillist.com)


and the complete pointlessness of it:

…┬áthe unplugging movement is the latest incarnation of an ageless effort to escape the everyday, to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life in search of its still core. Like Thoreau ignoring the locomotive that passed by his cabin at Walden Pond or the Anabaptists rejecting electricity, members of the unplugging movement scorn technology in the hope of finding the authenticity and the community that they think it obscures.

(read the full article on Newyorker.com)