v. To disconnect, temporarily or permanently, from all online activities.
This week, full of busy schedules. Maybe I will offline for awhile.
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.
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.
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?
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.
No Twitter. I will offline this Saturday from 10am to 10pm PST for maintenance.