The National Day of Unplugging
The National Day of Unplugging is less than five months away. While we encourage unplugging on a weekly basis, on March 7-8, 2014 we encourage people to take time to be mindful about how much time they spend online and with technology. Check out this infographic we created that shows the impact of last year's National Day of Unplugging. Interested in bringing The National Day of Unplugging to your community? Download our DIY kit and start planning.
In the meantime, read this fantastically fun article about how people are getting creative with unplugging. Also, check out the NDU blog. Stay tuned for updates and inspiration from fellow unpluggers like David Krevitt, the creator of BRB, an app that measures how much time you spend away from your device.
1. How did you get involved in Unplugging?
When my friend Noah and I were having dinner with friends at the Meatball Shop in NYC, we looked around and realized everyone in the restaurant was on their phones. We couldn’t understand why we were all eating dinner together, when we could’ve just ordered in and had the same anti-social experience. That’s when we decided to take an active role and build BRB, an application to help people disconnect.
2. What do you do when you unplug?
I unplug either to spend quality time with friends or to get work done.
3. What is the most overrated piece of modern technology?
The Rich Kids of Instagram blog: “They have more money than you and this is what they do.” No thanks. Read more.