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May 13th, 2013
08:56 AM ET

A year of living Internet-free

Tech blogger Paul Miller of the Verge is back online after being off the Internet for an entire year.

That's right. No surfing (not even shoulder surfing). And not a single text message was sent.

His verdict? It was "bad" for his social life, but good for building up his patience and ability to focus "in the present."

And if you're thinking about your own Internet detox, Miller has this warning. "I started wasting a lot of time later into the year," he says. "Decide what you want to do and disconnect in order to do that. Don't just disconnect for the sake of disconnection."

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