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Top Hi-Tech Blogger: “Turn off Twitter. Turn off Facebook.”

Last week, hi-tech blogger Robert Scoble wrote about increasing his productivity by spending time off-line while on a long flight.  He writes:

Want to get something done? Turn off Twitter. Turn off Facebook…

The Low-Tech Times applauds his discovery that he can be more productive when he ceases his Twitter and Facebook activities.  However, Mr. Scoble could be even more productive if he expands on his idea.  Instead of only temporarily stopping Twitter and Facebook participation, The Low-Tech Times recommends that he should stop Twittering and cancel his Facebook account.

Join the Low-Tech revolution!


  1. rajesh wrote:

    I don’t like Facebook because it slows my browser down and has quirky things in its networking applications (I mean the social networking not the cpmputer networking). Maybe it is my fortune that most of my friends are not on Facebook, but on Orkut instead. Orkut has its own share of problems because of which I cancelled the account – Orkut has way too much spam and absolutely no data security.

    I wonder how the online social networking idea even took off in this highly connected age where there are more than 1,000,000 individual viruses on the prowl, not to mention, more than a billion people accessing the internet in one form or another:

    Maybe the fact that people are unaware of the dangers of the internet’s connectivity has its roots in the Windows operating system and the computer-illiteracy it promotes.

    Having said that, being low tech is not about eliminating technology altogether, but maintaining a pragmatic balance between internet-based and other solutions. Social networking is more easy to do by, for example, walking out the door and introducing yourself to your neighbour. I see that most Americans (especially in smaller towns and suburbs) hardly know anyone in their neighbourhood. Have we ignored real world social networks at the cost of developing online social networks?

    Friday, April 18, 2008 at 1:50 pm | Permalink
  2. S. P. Gass wrote:

    Rajesh, this is the best comment yet on my site. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to post.

    Friday, April 18, 2008 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

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