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Digital Distraction Drug

May 7, 2010


” … the Web is also an enormous global timesink, sucking up massive amounts of time that might have gone into more productive, thoughtful, and fulfilling activities. It’s difficult to measure the cost of this wasted time, because it’s impossible to know what people might have done if they weren’t surfing and tweeting and youtubing and huluing and foursquaring and emailing and IMing and googling and etc. The Web often gives us the illusion of having an incredibly diverse set of pursuits when it’s really narrowing the scope of our thoughts and activities.”

— Nicholas Carr, at Rough Type.

 “The Unplug and Recharge Challenge: Breaking Our Always-Connected Addiction,” Arianna Huffington and Ellen Kunes, Huffington Post.


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