NEW YORK Feb. 28, 2011 March 4-5, 2011
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The Sabbath Manifesto app uses technology to shut down technology. When users "sign in to sign out," they can create their own post or choose from a variety of messages to push out to their family, friends and followers. Messages include "Checking out for the Sabbath. If you see me texting or tweeting, call me on it!"; "Digital detox on the way. I’m checking out now" and "I just checked out for the National Day of Unplugging!"
Hilarie Cash Fall City, Wash.
AOL’s 2010 study on email usage found that 47 percent of respondents are hooked on email, 59 percent check email in the bathroom and 60 percent check email on vacation. Kids are also constantly connected: A 2010 Nielsen study found that teenagers are sending or receiving an average of 3,339 texts a month.
Sabbath Manifesto Avoid Technology; Connect With Loved Ones; Nurture Your Health; Get Outside; Avoid Commerce; Light Candles; Drink Wine; Eat Bread; Find Silence; Give Back.
The Sabbath Manifesto was created to be entirely open to individual adaptation and interpretation. Reboot’s new smartphone app prompts users to enter 10 of their own principles to develop a modern, personal interpretation of a day of rest that can be shared broadly.
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