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Special Series: Unplugging From Technology 2018

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When was the last time you went 24 hours without checking your phone, computer or tablet?

For most of us, it might be hard to remember that far back. That’s why the folks behind the National Day of Unplugging encourage you to take part in “a 24 hour global respite from technology” from sundown-to-sundown on March 9-10.

In the spirit of engaging with the world IRL, MediaShift’s “Unplugging From Technology 2018” series will explore some of the challenges and possibilities available to us when we disconnect, however briefly.

2018 Series Posts

Why Your Kids Need You To Unplug (At Least a Little Bit) by Angela Roe

How J-School Professors, Students Can (and Should) Unplug by Leslie-Jean Thornton

Previous Coverage

2015 Series Posts

> Tips for Unplugging from Tech to Reconnect with Family, by Tanya Schevitz

> Life-Changing Family Ritual: Weekly Unplugging, by Tiffany Shlain

> How to Unplug Your Kids Despite Schools Pushing Tech with Common Core, by Jenny Shank

> How a Plugged-In College Student Spent 24 Hours Without Tech, by Emily Skorin

> Why It Takes More than Unplugging to Solve Modern Stress, by Amanda Enayati

> An Experiment in International Travel and Disconnecting from Tech, by Dena Levitz

2014 Posts

> Celebrate Day of Unplugging with Nap-In, Typewriters, Live Music, by Angela Washeck

> Tips for Unplugging and What to Do Once You Do, by Tanya Schevitz

> How Do You Unplug When You Live and Work Online? by Dena Levitz

> A Special Mediatwits Podcast on Unplugging, by the Mediatwits

More Reading

Check out these previous MediaShift articles about unplugging and taking Technology Sabbaths:

> Nicholas Carr’s ‘Glass Cage’: Automation Will Hurt Society in Long Run, by Jenny Shank

> Mediatwits #139: Finding Work-Life Balance with Technology in the ‘New Slow City,’ by Jefferson Yen

> Hands-Free Parenting: How Much You Gain When You Unplug, by Rachel Stafford

> In Political News, There’s a Fine Line Between a Well-Informed Public and an Overwhelmed One, by Mark Hannah

> Why We Need a Technology Sabbath, by Tanya Schevitz

> 5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health, by Sandra Ordonez

> Mediatwits #52: Special Edition: Unplugging from Media and Technology by Mark Glaser

> Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age, by Aran Levasseur

> 5Across: How to Deal with Technology Overload by Mark Glaser

> Technology Sabbath Offers One Day to Unplug, by Mark Glaser

> Your Take Roundup: We Need to Learn How to Unplug, by Mark Glaser

> A Moment of Unplugged Zen Poolside, by Mark Glaser

> Tips for Unplugging from Tech to Reconnect with Family, by Tanya Schevitz

> Life-Changing Family Ritual: Weekly Unplugging, by Tiffany Shlain

> How to Unplug Your Kids Despite Schools Pushing Tech with Common Core, by Jenny Shank

> How a Plugged-In College Student Spent 24 Hours Without Tech, by Emily Skorin

> Why It Takes More than Unplugging to Solve Modern Stress, by Amanda Enayati

> An Experiment in International Travel and Disconnecting from Tech, by Dena Levitz

2014 Posts

> Celebrate Day of Unplugging with Nap-In, Typewriters, Live Music, by Angela Washeck

> Tips for Unplugging and What to Do Once You Do, by Tanya Schevitz

> How Do You Unplug When You Live and Work Online? by Dena Levitz

> A Special Mediatwits Podcast on Unplugging, by the Mediatwits

More Reading

Check out these previous MediaShift articles about unplugging and taking Technology Sabbaths:

> Nicholas Carr’s ‘Glass Cage’: Automation Will Hurt Society in Long Run, by Jenny Shank

> Mediatwits #139: Finding Work-Life Balance with Technology in the ‘New Slow City,’ by Jefferson Yen

> Hands-Free Parenting: How Much You Gain When You Unplug, by Rachel Stafford

> In Political News, There’s a Fine Line Between a Well-Informed Public and an Overwhelmed One, by Mark Hannah

> Why We Need a Technology Sabbath, by Tanya Schevitz

> 5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health, by Sandra Ordonez

> Mediatwits #52: Special Edition: Unplugging from Media and Technology by Mark Glaser

> Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age, by Aran Levasseur

> 5Across: How to Deal with Technology Overload by Mark Glaser

> Technology Sabbath Offers One Day to Unplug, by Mark Glaser

> Your Take Roundup: We Need to Learn How to Unplug, by Mark Glaser

> A Moment of Unplugged Zen Poolside, by Mark Glaser

Lauren Lee White :Lauren Lee White is a freelance journalist in Los Angeles. She is the managing editor at MediaShift.