v. To disconnect, temporarily or permanently, from all online activities.
Other Forms
This week, full of busy schedules. Maybe I will offline for awhile.
—M.E., “This week…,” Twitter, November 29, 2015
Recently, I moved house, and through a series of broken promises and tedious customer support phone calls, I was left without internet for the best part of a month.
—Nick Hu, “Offlined: Living without internet (but not really),”, March 24, 2015
It is part of a burgeoning movement known as offlining in which white-collar workers shut down smartphones and Kindles for weeks, days or at least hours in the battle against the eye twitch and dry mouth that psychologists identify as an early sign of net addiction.
—“'Digital detox' offers time out for net addicts,” The Australian, July 10, 2013
In theory, offlining should help us better manage our online and offline lives — but given our increasing dependence on the web at work and at home, is offlining really a viable option?
—Chris Baraniuk, “Breaking free from the net,” Prospect Magazine, March 23, 2011
In our technology-obsessed modern world, Offlining offers an opportunity to foster more balance between technology and our humanity, by encouraging us to incorporate traditional communication modes into our everyday lives.
—Mark DiMassimo, “Has Technology Become a Drug? Providing Balance with Offlining, Inc.,” Business 2 Community, July 27, 2010
2007 (earliest)
No Twitter. I will offline this Saturday from 10am to 10pm PST for maintenance.
—Valerie, “No Twitter…,” Twitter, December 14, 2007