Could you “detox” from your online life? Or would it practically kill you to do so? Take this statement, “I didn’t feel isolated because I was still interacting with folks. But I was only connecting with what I could see and hear around me. That’s not satisfying. There’s so much more going on around the world that I want to feel part of”. Would you feel the same if you had to go without your smart phone for a day? It’s a statement made by a 30-year old person in the employee relations field relaying their feelings on “detoxing” or going without social media for just 24-hours. It’s all part of an interesting article I found in the Globe & Mail – Overload: We have been seduced by distraction. And by distraction, let’s see if you can actually click all the way through to this article without having your attention, and mouse click, stolen by some “cute cat video”. I don’t want to sound like I’m always “poo-pooing” new technology, but these days, when you can’t even get an interview for a job without social media coming into the equation, I’m happy to play Devil’s Advocate.
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