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  • American college students today are addicted to media, describing their feelings when they have to abstain from using media in literally the same terms associated with drug and alcohol addictions:
  • most college students are not just unwilling, but functionally unable to be without their media links to the world.
  • The new ICMPA study, "24 Hours: Unplugged," asked 200 students at the University of Maryland's College Park campus to give up all media for 24 hours. After their 24 hours of abstinence, the students were then asked to blog on private class websites about their experiences: to report their successes and admit to any failures. The 200 students wrote more than 110,000 words: in aggregate, about the same number of words as a 400-page novel.

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