Last weekend, I went on a retreat for the first time in three years. The retreat was for the seniors at UNC-Chapel Hill who are a part of North Carolina Fellows, a four-year leadership program designed to foster self-awareness, personal growth and service-oriented mindsets. As one of the final Fellows events for our class, the retreat was …
Before this year, I would’ve told you that my cell phone was “everything.” What did that mean? It meant I used it for every single daily task you can think of, not just texting and calling. That’s the beauty of a smartphone, isn’t it? It supposedly makes your life easier, better.
Every time other people see that cell phone come out, they think you’re uninterested (and honestly, they’re turned off by your company). As long as that phone is keeping your attention, any chance for face-to-face, REAL human connectivity with is missed.
There is something about writing out your appreciation on a stiff sheet of colored paper that makes the sentiment that much more genuine and well thought-out. A handwritten note becomes a token that gets taped onto the side of a piece of office furniture. You can’t do that with an email.
NYT laments the glut of profit-minded engineers building tired apps ~ VF lunches with humble tech billionaire; TechCrunch discusses his new “empathy” app ~ Exiled Snowden cyber-visits SXSW and talks internet privacy ~ Slate speaks the truth of Wren’s less than honest viral snog vid ~ The Verge goes indepth with the forces that keep Wikipedia troll-free
Founded in 2002 by Reboot, National Day of Unplugging encourages people to turn off their electronic devices — including laptops, tablets, e-readers and mobile phones — for 24 hours and live in the present moment.
Every Friday, Everyday Ambassador will share tips, tricks and inspiration on unplugging from the digital world and reconnecting with humankind. To get us started, this week we’ve compiled 10 of the best quotes to help you think about how and why we use technology today.