Bishops: Give up your iPod for Lent

Church leaders in the U.K. believe something of a technology fast will save the planet, as well as our souls.

They are asking people to give up their Ipod/TV/tech…. for just one day over lent.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10454922-71.html#ixzz1n6tzhxMV

 

More on Carbon fast click here

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Ditch the Football For Love

 

Leave Off the TV football match or Soap Opera and give your Loved one your Full attention this Valentines Day! Join other that are doing a DigitalSilence this Valentines.

Like this message Please Retweet and spread the word for a better more personal Valentines day whatever you are doing. xxx

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Banal Status Updates

2004 – That was the year Facebook started, and now 845 million use it to connect with people all around the world, people they haven’t met for years and friends they want to socialise with.

But there is a growing amount of users that use Facebook as a chance to update us every minute of the day with the most banal/bland/uninteresting posts.  Here are a few that stand out taken from a dedicated blog called banal status updates:

  • ‘Had a lovely tea tonight chicken and chips followed by ben and jerrys cookie dough ice cream’
  • ssssooooo devo…… just burnt the best looking egg and bacon pie i ever made.
  • I think my wonderful new curtains are already working their magic. Hurray for blackout lining! And now to tidy the kitchen…
  • SJ is a bit sleepy

So next time you update Facebook, think, does this need to be shared with everyone, or is it only relevant to me.

Leave your thoughts below.

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Don’t Wreck Your Valentines Day

There is a time and place to check your blackberry/iphone and your romantic meal isn’t one of them, leave it at home or at least in your pocket. Turn it to silent, or better still turn it OFF and give your full attention to the Love of your life.

Like this message Please Retweet and spread the word for a better more personal Valentines day whatever you are doing. xxx

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Parents Guide to the Internet

CEOP have relase a new video to help parents and carers understand the digital world their kids live in. Check it out here

Here are the Top 5 tips ChildsNet give Parents:

  • Ask your children to tell you about whatsites they visit and what they enjoy online.
  • How do they stay safe online and what tips do they have for you?
  • On the sites they use do they know where to go for help, where to find the saftey advice, privacy settings and how to report or block someone
  • Can they show you how to do something better online?
  • Think about how as a family you use the internet. Should you change what you are doing?

Childnet – for more useful advice about keeping safe online: http://www.childnet-int.org/

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Digital Dementia – Mal Fletcher

Will the digital experience reduce brain function – great artical here at 2020plus.net by Mal Fletcher.

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Digital Free Zone?

‘When was the last time you sat in a room without looking at a tablet or a smartphone? I know, I know, you had to check that thing for work. Or see what Ashton Kutcher was screwing up on Twitter.’ The opening paragraph from The Globe and Mail website.

Good question. Our homes and work are full of technology, and we now carry mobile devices with us where ever we go. The question is should we create Digital Free zones in our homes and work places?  Is this even possible.

Take the bedroom for example, some have TVs and others mobiles, games consoles, and ipads etc. Does this help with a calm and peaceful night sleep, what is going around our heads. What has happend to reading before bed or prayer?

Do we rely on going on holiday to force us out of this digital cycle. Is this the only place you can actually get some peace?

Think about how you could De-tech one room in your home.

other intresting links: unplugged space , walden zones

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