Yahoo contributor Brad Sylvester interviews Jake Reilly, who just finished a digital sabbatical.
Could you live without daily electronic conveniences -- Twitter, Facebook, email, texting and more -- for 90 days?
Jake P. Reilly, a 24-year-old copywriting student at the Chicago Portfolio School, did just that.From October to December, he unplugged from social media, email, texts, and cell phones because he felt that we spend more quality time with gadgets and keyboards than we do with the people we really care about.
During his social experiment, he found that some people he counted among his close friends really weren't that close after all. He also discovered that taking a break from his relationship with social media and really paying attention to the people around him can revive real-life romance.