What Happens When You Unplug from Your Internet Addiction?

I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot recently. Seems our attention span grows smaller and smaller as we get spread thinner and thinner across the various internet activities; instant emails to our phones, thousands of tweets, thousands of blog postings, text messages, social networks, etc. We begin to only skim through articles, never get around to doing that programming that side project, put off writing that blog post, and offline hobbies get pushed off until we “have time”. You get a constant feeling that “there’s something going on online that your missing out on”. Guess the lesson is to limit your internet activity around your goals and remember to get offline and step back from it all every once in a while.

http://99u.com/articles/6255/lab-rat-what-happens-when-you-unplug-from-your-internet-addiction

Boxee Event San Francisco 2009

Boxee is (update: was) a free open source media center for Windows/Mac/Linux with social networking features. This event focused on the winners of the the dev challenge. In San Francisco on June 23rd (at the Mezzanine).

The event streamed live on Justin.tv. Judge’s included Veronica Belmont (Rev3), Chris Pirillo (LockerGnome), Cali Lewis (Geekbrief) and Ryan Block (Engadget).

Check out all the new announcements over at TechCrunch.