Unplugging From Big Tech Is Harder Than You Think

Unplugging From Big Tech Is Harder Than You Think

Elke Meitzel/Getty ImagesThe labels \"digital vegan\" and \"digital vegetarian\" are buzz-worthy, meme-ready terms that mean different things to different people. The idea behind the tags, though, is simple enough: to try to give a name to those who want to limit the role of digital media in their lives. That may not seem like a big deal to a grandma in Iowa or a high school student in Florida. The headline on her last piece in the series sums up her experience: \"I Cut the 'Big Five' Tech Giants From My Life. AdvertisementAdvertisementDigital DetoxAnother reason many give for avoiding the tech giants, or detoxifying their digital lives — besides the whole privacy issue — is that unplugging can just feel good.

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