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by Gutenberg
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: TV and Parenting
Topic: 10+ Historical Pics Of Kids Playing Reveal How Much Technology Has Changed Our Childhood
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

10+ Historical Pics Of Kids Playing Reveal How Much Technology Has Changed Our Childhood

10+ Historical Pics Of Kids Playing Reveal How Much Technology Has Changed Our Childhood "Kids today might find this hard to believe, but there really was a period in time when smartphones didn't exist. "But how did they entertain themselves?" we hear you cry. "How did they survive without instant ...
by Gutenberg
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Introducing People Unplugged
Replies: 8
Views: 4682

Re: Introducing People Unplugged

A new book review of Neil Postman's timeless classic!

Lost in a World of Amusement
A Review of 'Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business' by Neil Postman.
https://peopleunplugged.org/2017/01-19- ... amusement/
by Gutenberg
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Introducing People Unplugged
Replies: 8
Views: 4682

Re: Introducing People Unplugged

An infographic about the TV coverage and the American 2016 presidential election: A few remarkable facts about the role of television in American politics In a democracy people get the leaders they deserve. Or do they? source: https://peopleunplugged.org/2016/11-06-television-coverage-and-the-americ...
by Gutenberg
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Introducing People Unplugged
Replies: 8
Views: 4682

Re: Introducing People Unplugged

New article about the connection between television and politics

The great entertainer: The mystery of our fascination with Trump
If Trump was the question, is TV the answer?
source: https://peopleunplugged.org/2016/11-01- ... ith-trump/
by Gutenberg
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Introducing People Unplugged
Replies: 8
Views: 4682

Re: Introducing People Unplugged

Two new articles have been published: ---------------- An elephant in the living room? Is TV addiction worth taking seriously? https://peopleunplugged.org/2016/04-03-an-elephant-in-the-living-room/ ---------------- Millions might be hooked on TV, but we have forgotten about TV addiction More people ...
by Gutenberg
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: The Reasons You Can't Stop Binge Watching
Replies: 0
Views: 3386

The Reasons You Can't Stop Binge Watching

The Reasons You Can't Stop Binge Watching There are psychological and neurological explanations for why we pay so much attention to our favorite shows. [...] "Today’s binge-worthy programs require us to keep up, and of course, to keep watching. The availability of an entire series all at once is bo...
by Gutenberg
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: TV and Technology in general
Replies: 3
Views: 2866

Re: TV and Technology in general

Hello Andrew and welcome to the forum! I'm sorry that I didn't see your post before, the notification was somehow stuck in my spam filter. Yes, I'm sure that it can be difficult to raise children nowadays, I understand your frustration. About teenagers and their media habits, well, that's a tough is...
by Gutenberg
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Introducing People Unplugged
Replies: 8
Views: 4682

Re: Introducing People Unplugged

New content has been added: Life Unplugged Reasons why I live without a TV. https://peopleunplugged.org/2015/11-29-life-unplugged-why-live-without-tv/ People Unplugged needs you! How you can help a new, countercultural website grow and prosper! https://peopleunplugged.org/2015/11-29-we-need-your-help/
by Gutenberg
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Computers and Miscellaneous Screens
Topic: I gave my students iPads, then wished I could take them back
Replies: 0
Views: 3236

I gave my students iPads, then wished I could take them back

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back "One of my saddest days in my digital classroom was when the children rushed in from the lunchroom one rainy recess and dashed for their iPads. Wait, I implored, we play with Legos on rainy days! I dumped out the huge container of Legos ...
by Gutenberg
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: TV binging linked to poor cognitive function
Replies: 0
Views: 1881

TV binging linked to poor cognitive function

TV binging, exercise skipping linked to poor cognitive function "In a 25-year study that tracked more than 3,000 young adults into midlife, researchers found that those with the highest television watching and lowest physical activity scored worse on certain cognitive tests than their fit, less TV-...
by Gutenberg
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Computers and Miscellaneous Screens
Topic: Cellphones Can Damage Romantic Relationships
Replies: 0
Views: 1679

Cellphones Can Damage Romantic Relationships

Cellphones Can Damage Romantic Relationships, Lead to Depression

‘Cellphone use can undermine the bedrock of our happiness – our relationships with our romantic partners,’ researcher says.
Read more: http://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunicatio ... ory=161554
by Gutenberg
Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Computers and Miscellaneous Screens
Topic: Feeling Woozy? It May Be Cyber Sickness
Replies: 0
Views: 1667

Feeling Woozy? It May Be Cyber Sickness

Feeling Woozy? It May Be Cyber Sickness "A peculiar side effect of the 21st century is something called digital motion sickness or cybersickness. Increasingly common, according to medical and media experts, it causes a person to feel woozy, as if on a boat in a churning sea, from viewing moving dig...
by Gutenberg
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Computers and Miscellaneous Screens
Topic: The Flight From Conversation
Replies: 0
Views: 1699

The Flight From Conversation

The Flight From Conversation The psychologist Sherry Turkle argues that replacing face-to-face communication with smartphones is diminishing people’s capacity for empathy. [...] "I interviewed this group of college students, and one of them said, “Our texting is fine, it’s what our texting is doing...
by Gutenberg
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: How we spend a decade of our adult life watching TV
Replies: 0
Views: 1836

How we spend a decade of our adult life watching TV

How we spend a decade of our adult life watching TV: Average Briton now spends 24 hours a week in front of the box - The average Briton spends nearly a decade of their adult life watching TV - Typical adult now watches around 24 hours of TV a week, figures reveal - And one in 14 spend more than 40 ...
by Gutenberg
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Introducing People Unplugged
Replies: 8
Views: 4682

Re: Introducing People Unplugged

New article:

Disconnected!
How our dependence on electronic media might leave us stranded.
https://peopleunplugged.org/2015/11-09- ... -stranded/