The Times tech columnist ‘unplugged’ from the internet. Except he didn’t - Columbia Journalism Review


23 bookmarks. First posted by danhon march 2018.


Maybe more interesting than Manjoo’s column itself.
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march 2018 by alexpriest
So many writers have produced “I went offline, and here is what I learned” stories that they became a tedious cliché years ago.  Cliché or no, however, those stories had one thing in common: the writers of them all actually went offline. via Pocket
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march 2018 by joostw
So many writers have produced “I went offline, and here is what I learned” stories that they became a tedious cliché years ago. Cliché or no, however, those stories had one thing in common: the writers of them all actually went offline. Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for The New York Times, took a different tack. He didn’t go offline at all: he just said he did, in a widely discussed column. Manjoo wrote about what he learned from his two months away from social media, and dispensed avuncular advice to his readers about the benefits of slowing down one’s news consumption.
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march 2018 by mikael
The Times tech columnist ‘unplugged’ from the Internet. Except he didn’t

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march 2018 by poploser
The Times tech columnist ‘unplugged’ from the Internet. Except he didn’t So many writers have produced “I went offline, and here is what I learned” stories that they became a tedious cliché years ago. Cliché or no, however, those…
march 2018 by chadlandman
Good Lord.
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march 2018 by NoUpgrades
>:(
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march 2018 by pb
RT : LISTEN, if you’re gonna stunt-piece, you gotta do the work. I’m offended as a stunt piece artist.
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march 2018 by mathewi
Who among us has not quit Twitter only to be back 5 minutes later. (This is hilarious tho.)
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march 2018 by quicksilvre
he didn’t really unplug from social media at all. The evidence is right there in his Twitter feed, just below where he tweeted out his column: Manjoo remained a daily, active Twitter user throughout the two months he claims to have gone cold turkey, tweeting many hundreds of times, perhaps more than 1,000
march 2018 by yorksranter
Favorite tweet: CJR

"It could be that Manjoo’s column really does serve as a warning about the pernicious effects of social media. Just not in the way he meant it." https://t.co/jSigwmYCDG pic.twitter.com/XFiqIDiuxB

— CJR (@CJR) March 9, 2018

http://twitter.com/CJR/status/972240766058881030
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march 2018 by tswaterman
So many writers have produced “I went offline, and here is what I learned” stories that they became a tedious cliché years ago.  Cliché or no, however, those stories had one thing in common: the writers of them all actually went offline. via Pocket
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march 2018 by Werderbach