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Unplug 2011

Unplug Day was Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

Update: Close to 300 Bates students, faculty, and staff signed the pledge to unplug from one or more technologies for at least one day. 29% of those pledged to unplug for more than one day. 10% of total pledgers were staff and 3% were faculty. The rest were students. 86% of total pledgers signed the pledge in person in New Commons (instead of online).

Technologies from which pledgers unplugged:
Facebook 81%
Hulu/Netflix/Youtube/Boxee 48%
Twitter 40%
Internet Surfing 29%
Texting 27%
Newsmedia 26%
Other 17%
Email 7%
(Numbers don’t add to 100% because people almost always pledged more than one technology.)
“Other” included things like:
personal email, phone, ipod, internet on phone, tv, websurfing on ipad, work email at home.

Thank you for your participation! Read more here about Unplug Day 2011 and associated events.


Participate in a Bates community experiment…
Sign the pledge to unplug!

Making your participation official by pledging online or in person (in New Commons) helps generate community support and helpful feedback!


Select technologies below, enter some contact info and pledge to unplug!