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September 9, 2010 / enidarbelo

Can you live without social media?

Can you imagine if you had to go one day without checking your Facebook updates or tweeting? What about one week?

Eric Darr, the provost at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, came up with an experiment designed to examine how we all live with social media by studying how we live without it! And he is using his faculty, staff and student body at Harrisburg for the research.

“… It is about pausing to evaluate the extent to which social media are woven into the professional and personal lives of the people on the Harrisburg campus, and contemplating what has been gained and what has been sacrificed,” Darr said in an interview with Inside Higher Ed.

Here at NextStepU we’d feel lost without social media. But what would you do without social media? How would your life change? Would it be more complicated?

Share your thoughts with us!



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  1. Kyle / Sep 9 2010 9:36 am

    I give it up on the weekends and life is great!

  2. Wesley / Sep 9 2010 5:11 pm

    I can’t even make it through school without my phone! I go crazy!

  3. Jonathen Ruesch / Sep 9 2010 6:46 pm

    I use my social media to keep up with friends from previous places I’ve lived, ones that live a good deal away, to make plans, get rides, and to keep myself up to date.

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