Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter concerned at Internet-addiction sweeping globe
Facebook’s director of learning and development, Stuart Crabb, is urging users to sign out, turn off their computers and engage with the real world for a while.
Similarly, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, Padmasree Warrior, says she meditates every night and spends her Saturday writing poetry and painting with her phone switched off. She describes it as ‘a reboot for your brain and soul.’
You know things must be bad when the people who created the websites we’re all ‘addicted’ to are telling us to get off them.
However, not everyone agrees. Eric Schiermeyer is the co-founder of farmville-creator Zynga. He believes that Silicon Valley is: “no more responsible for creating irresistible technologies than, say,...