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Aug. 31, 2013

Baratunde Thurston Talks About Unplugging and Taking 25 Days off Social Media

Baratunde Thurston Talks About Unplugging and Taking 25 Days off Social Media

Baratunde Thurston talks about his recent cover story for Fast Company's July/August 2013 issue called #UNPLUG, where he chronicles his temporary opt out of social media for 25 days.


a045fff4f5d4f67980bd79ca592ea160Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. When he’s not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb, and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and most recently wrote a cover story for the July/August issue called #UNPLUG where he chronicles his temporary opt out of social media for 25 days.

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We’re field producers of our own lives. We capture, caption and share experiences instead of living it. - @Baratunde Click To Tweet
Social media has become creative expression + KPI’s. We’ve become marketers for campaigns of our life. - @Baratunde Click To Tweet
There’s something unhealthy about everybody treating their life like a marketing campaign. - @Baratunde Click To Tweet
Because we CAN always be accessible, we feel like we MUST be. Our devices have led this. - @Baratunde Click To Tweet

Make sure to connect with Baratunde on Twitter and thank him for sharing on this episode. You can even use the hashtag #UNPLUG.

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