In July we ran the first Punkt. Digital Detox Challenge.. What was the challenge? To live without a smartphone for minimum of 48 hours. Punkt. selected 40 participants (journalists and members of the public) from a total of 700 applicants and issued them with an MP 01 handset to use for texting and calling once they put their smartphone away. The outcome? Some found it easier than others, and some people ended up quitting mid-way through. From Down Under to The Dolomites, digital detox experiences covered just about everything from family reunions to the realities of going digital cold turkey. Peoples favourite pastimes without internet? Photography, reading books, talking, staring into space and playing with children. But yes, most people got lost!
P.S. Receiving your postcards was the biggest treat ever. Thank you!
Read the participants' inspiring digital detox stories below: