Quasi-Reachable: Week-Long Social Media Blackout at One University


In the midst of the social media flutter, Mashable reports on Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, which will be putting a week-long social media blackout into effect on campus. Students won’t be able to use online communication tools such as Twitter, Facebook and instant messaging, though e-mail will still be allowed.

NPR reports on the exercise, quoting Provost Eric Darr as saying its an experiment designed to get students to think about technology and how they use it. The project will culminate with the students writing essays on their “time in social media exile” NPR says.