Bentley Students Try A 'Digital Fast,' Swear Off Technology For 48 Hours

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Many of us, perhaps most of us, are constantly connected to our smartphones, computers and tablets. From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, our screens often dictate what we do and how we do it.

But a new class at Bentley University is questioning that relationship and asking us to reexamine how we use technology.

Professor Jeff Stern, who teaches a class on media and society, recently had his students take on digital fast. No computers, no phones, no Facebook for 48 hours. Every digital device was off limits.


Jeff Stern, professor of media and culture at Bentley University, which tweets @bentleyu.

Eugenia Williamson, freelance journalist. She tweets @eugenia_will.

Joey Milici, Bentley University student.


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  • "They could not text or call anyone, check e-mail, watch television or movies, take selfies, update Facebook statuses, or type papers. I, a 30-something digital nonnative but devoted user, would join them."

This article was originally published on November 17, 2014.

This segment aired on November 17, 2014.


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