Social media has become a part of our daily lives so what would you do if Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging tools were no longer available? How would this change your life? One professor at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania is determined to find out.
University Provost Eric Darr challenged his student to not only think about the potential impacts, but to actually live without Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging and any other online communication tool except for email. This week the university will block the use of these social media tools on their campus network.
Students living off campus or those with smart phones will still have access to the sites, but Darr is aware of that and said, “it’ll be interesting to ask the question at the end of the week: Why did you feel the need to do that? What compelled you to do that?”.
If you were to try a similar experiment how do you feel this would impact the way you use the internet? Would you be willing to try it?