I haven’t spent online more than 3 hours this week, and therefore, I have no gems to unearth for you. Nevertheless, I have some thoughts about what it feels to be away from the Internet for a week:
- generally life is much more intense than the innumerate hours spent on the Internet;
- the less Internet you consume, the better you sleep;
- the Internet as a navigation tool, as a phone-book, as an information center, as a weather forecast, as a sharing tool, are all useful and taken for granted;
- the less you get involved with it, the less trouble it gives you;
- the more you move physically, the less you use the Internet;
- big data is free but making sense of it is very expensive;
- the more people you have around you, the less internet you need;
- big data is biased, is about lonely people only;
- people revert to Internet when they are not happy with what is happening around the
- following the example of “Earth Day” (when we switch off electricity) we should have an “Offline Day” to remind us of the important things in life.
Happy Tuesday and have a great summer, everybody!