The intentional non-use of technology has<br>become an increasingly popular practice, yet the<br>scholarly literature on this topic is limited, being largely<br>been framed as the lack of something rather than a<br>phenomenon in itself. This paper reports on the analysis<br>of over 300 disconnection narratives, the texts of which<br>were analyzed by means of R software. Expected terms<br>associated with phones and social media were identified,<br>but descriptions of the assumed benefits of disconnecting,<br>such as higher quality relationships, more productive<br>work, and better sleep, were not found. However, overall<br>sentiment was positive. This study will ground further<br>research on a large scale, using big data sets drawn from<br>social media platforms.
|State||Published - Jul 23 2019|
|Event||IEEE Professional Communication Conference - Aachen, Germany|
Duration: Jul 23 2019 → Jul 23 2019
|Conference||IEEE Professional Communication Conference|
|Period||07/23/19 → 07/23/19|