What Did You Not Do (Online) For Your Summer Vacation?
Technically speaking, summer doesn't end for another few weeks. But the part of the season in which most of us take our summer vacations expires this weekend. (Note that because I'm chronically late at things, my own time off isn't happening until next week.)
So now seems a fair time to ask you all how much you unplugged during your own summer absences. Which of the following forms of communication did you abstain from during your vacation?
* your cell phone?
* work e-mail?
* home e-mail?
* instant messaging?
* RSS feeds?
* your own blog, if any?
* Facebook, MySpace or other social-networking site?
* any other daily ingredient in your digital diet?
Sometimes the decision is made for you: Traveling to another country where your cell phone doesn't work is an excellent way to keep your vacation free of online distractions. Sometimes, you have to exercise some willpower or take some action before leaving to ensure that you won't be tempted (like removing your work e-mail account from your smartphone's mail software).
Tell me what you do without -- and what you wish you'd avoided doing online during your trip but succumbed to anyway.
August 29, 2008; 9:19 AM ET
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