Photo: Sabbath Manifesto
The second annual National Day of Unplugging starts tonight at sundown, and Google cofounder Sergey Brin will be participating.Brin’s wife Anne Wojcicki sits on the board of Reboot, the group organising the mass disconnection, and the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the couple switched off their cell phones overnight on February 25 in support.
The group uses the Jewish Sabbath as inspiration, but is encouraging hyper-connected Americans of all faiths to participate — instead of checking your phone incessantly, the group suggests you reconnect with your family and go outside.
Ironically, Reboot is promoting the day through a Web app called the Sabbath Manifesto, which lets you tell your friends via Facebook or SMS that you’re unplugging for the day, and will send you a weekly SMS reminder every Friday so you can put your cell phone away. The group also created cell phone sleeping bags to help you keep your resolve.