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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

National Day of Unplugging: 5 Things You Can Do Instead of Stalking People on Facebook

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM

click to enlarge Just like his grandfather did - NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING
  • National Day of Unplugging
  • Just like his grandfather did

If the thought of "unplugging" for an entire day makes you feel empty and useless, that's because you are, thanks to all this ubiquitous technology.

But guess what, on Friday you will have a chance to hop out of your digital vortex and detox from technology for an entire 24 hours for this year's National Day of Unplugging. Can you do it? Obviously, no more constant contact means you will have to find other things to fill your 1,440 minutes without e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, texting, and Tumblr.

We want you to succeed, so here's our suggestions on how you could spend your very free time:

click to enlarge Hasn't learned how to write "LOL" yet - MAURAJBO VIA WIKIPMEDIA

5. Try to physically Laugh Out Loud: WTF? We've replaced the actual fun of laughing with three stupid letters that aren't even funny to look at. How about this: Ask someone to tickle you while you let yourself erupt with relief. Repeat exercise.

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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