Learning How Technology Uses You

An Associated Press article reports that the "social media blackout" at a small Pennsylvania college won over skeptics, with many students reporting better classroom concentration and less stress during the weeklong experiment.

Less stress.

Only twenty-three percent of students approved before the blackout which temporarily blocked sites like Twitter and Facebook on campus. Forty-two percent of students ended up supporting the exercise. Provost Eric Darr told the AP,"Even though people initially were angry -- even the most cranky student had to admit some good came out of it."

The lesson, once again, seems to be: we will either learn to properly use technology or we will be used by it.

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