Internet Free Weekend Revisited

Can Nels spend an entire weekend without the internet? The simple answer to the question is yes. Nels was able to complete a weekend without internet. During the course of the Borys wedding weekend, Nels was able to sustain a complete moratorium on all internet usage. Completing this task required avoiding all potential devices capable of achieving internet connectivity. Nels did not enjoy the weekend without internet access. The rules only allowed the usage of standard electronics incapable of internet access. For example, devices accessible during the weekend included cellular phones, a GPS receiver, two automobiles, and multiple digital cameras. Live coverage of the event involved using the Short Messaging Service (SMS) associated with cellular phone text messaging. In order to avoid internet access, the micro blogging service Twitter functionally transferred the SMS messages to the internet making them available worldwide during the internet free weekend.

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