I have never heard of heard of this term, or I have been on too many sites that would ignore this sort of personal ego stroking. That in itself is some sort of criticism - if someone I never knew wasn't here to post they weren't here do I care?
Okay.. so people are feeling too pressured to exist on different strata of social networking and connection - contrary to our base human desire to "tribe up".
Yes, the term was bugging me. Thank god it's not 'digital cleanse' - that just cuts too close to those Alli commercials that warn of "oily rectal discharges". *shudder*
A bit more on the nature of words and the human experience.
Not a bad article, but I am looking from more out there.
Has anyone else done a 'digital fast'?
Does this mean I swear off the internet, but continue my digital painting? Does it mean no internet, no digital painting, but I can throw on Winamp to listen to music as I sketch with pastels? Okay.. Maybe I unplug my computer and just use my Zune... hmm... no.. Pitch out the Nook for something else? I guess how far does one "fast" for the digital experience? Enough to make it worth the time, or is that even possible?
I can see this 'fasting' quickly becoming an annoying 'badge of overcoming adversity' I hear people at work chattering about.
"Girl you are sooooooo brave to overcome that sort of adversity! Cafa-frapa-ice-mocholatio-chinos on me!"
Another way to be smug at a minimal disturbance in one's life. Like the jackass kids in high school doing their "8 hour Fast for World Hunger". That was a detention for decking one of those fart-smelling idiots.
Maybe I am missing the point or some benefit. Let me know.
- wtf?! is digital fasting
- has anyone else done it?
- is there any benefit other than smug and fart smelling
- would you do it?
This post has been edited by modi123_1: 08 September 2010 - 12:53 PM