Unplug Challenge

The Voice of Russia

Did you know that the United States celebrated “National Day of Unplugging” last Friday? It’s what it sounds like – those that came up with the date urge potential participants to unplug themselves from computers and any other digital devices that are hooked up to the world wide web. Those that took the pledge to go offline had to stay away from Tweeting, checking in of Foursquare, sending emails and watching YouTube starting Friday sundown – they were allowed to go back online Saturday evening. So why would someone voluntarily cut off themselves from the information superhighway, the cyberspace that is often more important that the real world, the medium through which a lot of people work, play, sell, but and communicate these days. Well, here’s the whole pledge: “Shut down your computer. Turn off your cell phone. Stop the constant emailing, texting, tweeting and Facebooking to take time to notice the world around you. Connect with loved ones. Nurture your health. Get outside. Find silence. Avoid commerce. Give back. Eat Together.

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