A heavy user of Internet, what will happen if disconnected?



The object of this experiment is myself.

The last time disconnected the Internet was go to Beijing in 2001. There was no smart phones and mobile Internet, so disconnected with the world as long as two weeks, when I got home, typing hands are stiff.

Recently move to a new house, I suddenly realized that all these years has not been real quiet, so I thought: why not try life without the Internet? Gmail also blocked completely by China's goverment (of course I can access it), I do not learn some fools seclusion, just think in these took too much time.
Well, I will spend more time to join parties underline, cooking, watching movies, reading, writing articles, playing consoles, sleeping.

As an IT and Internet practitioner, disconnect is not an easy thing. My plans are:

  • Not to install fiber-optic and broadband. (Completed)
  • Log off / stop all social services except Facebook. (Completed)
  • The only connection that can be used is a cell phone network and Wechat app.
  • I can watch news every day, to search information, WOW time is also free, but all operations are taking cellular network traffic.
  • I can go to Internet cafes three hours each weekend, finish browsing pages one week, playing WOW, take back information for next week.
  • Never do matters above through company or others’ computer, which is not allowed to cheat.
  • Tentative experimental period of six months, up to 2G limited data.
Today is January 1, this plan will begin today.
Wish you all a Happy New Year, wish I could be successfully completed.

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Status update:
Half a year ago, I started this "network disconnection experiment".
In fact, I ran out of data for a month on the first day of the experiment.
The next day, I endured the terrible Internet cafe environment and got the weird idea of ​​cracking the neighbor's wifi.
On the third day, I started to call the ISP and asked about the charges. But in the end I was patient and didn't install an optical network.

This endured for 3 months. In April, I returned to my hometown and lived with my parents for more than a month. Of course, they have optical network. I felt like a fish longing for water suddenly returned to the sea.
In May, I returned to my home. The next day I installed a optical network.

In the past six months, I attended several gatherings of my friends. When they learned that I was carrying out this experiment, they said "I can't imagine."

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