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"Taking Timeout from Technology" Study Results Announced by The Unplug Series, Shows 20% Would Suffer Withdrawal Symptoms After 24 Hours
Date:11/20/2013

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013

The Unplug Series ® today announced the results of "Taking Timeout from Technology," a new international study revealing what consumers would do for 24 hours without their digital devices.

According to the study, consumers — that is, 6,000 online adults in the U.S, Canada, U.K and Australia who are 18 and older — who struggle to unplug from their smartphones and social media accounts, gave the following responses to the question:

“What would you do if you could unplug from technology for 24 hours?”

  •     17% would use the time to read a real book.
  •     10% would use the time to clean their house.
  •     20% would feel crazy, depressed or suffer withdrawal symptoms.
  •     11% would spend time with their family.
  •     17% would feel more at peace, relaxed and less stressed.
  •     13% would get outside and spend time in nature.

“With users checking their smartphones every six and a half minutes and people spending over six billion minutes on Facebook each day, the results of this study are not surprising — we now seem to live in the Too Much Information Age and consequently we all struggle to unplug from technology and disconnect from our digital devices,” said Gemini Adams, founder of The Unplug Series, and author of new book, The Facebook Diet.

“However, what this study shows is the areas where we lose out because of our ‘always on’ lifestyle; books sit on shelves gathering dust, quality face-to-
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