Last night my parents and I went to a family wedding. At some point I saw my dad checking his emails, sitting next to the table. And then I heard him whispering angrily to himself “Phone Faced Down!”. He put down his phone, my mom smiled to herself, and we all went for a dance.
Ela Brayer-Faifkov, Tel-Aviv, Israel
In my studio I got no Internet connection. It’s part of my philosophy – separating the professional from the personal. So while working on my music, I’m never disturbed by emails or Facebook or anything similar. I can solely concentrate on my art.
Gilad Kahana, Creator, Tel-Aviv
My friends and I started a new trend. When we go out we place are phones in a pile upside down and out of reach. The first person to touch their phone pays the bill. Needless to say- we enjoy a smartphone free conversation, just like the good old days.
Tal J. Sandler, Tel-Aviv, Israel
My friends and I often go to live gigs. We decided not to take our smartphones to 90% of them. No video recorded, no photos taken, no tagging done, no check in. We wanna be 100% in the moment.
Omer Tessel, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Man, I hit rock bottom few days ago. I was travelling in Crete, and went to a Gyros place just because they had a free WiFi and the owners agreed to charge my dead iPhone under the bar. And I really don’t like Gyros you see…
Moran Kadussi, Tel-Aviv, Israel
“After our last talk about the Digital Diet, I dreamt that I sleep with ten smartphones around me in bed… they were so heavy I couldn’t move them around or even pick them up…
[still in the dream] I woke up, and then we had a discussion about the conspiration theory of how Apple, Google and Facebook intend to turn my pillow into a huge advertisement space, and that I will never be able to sleep again anymore!”
Tal Halevi, Tel-Aviv, Israel