BCIT business students unplug for famine relief efforts

October 17, 2011

Following last week's BlackBerry service interruptions and the release of Apple's iPhone 4S, students at BCIT's School of Business are unplugging from social media and texting for 5 days this week. Until Friday, students are cutting ties with social media, instant messaging, text messaging, and BlackBerry Messenger. The 5-day experiment will examine how students are becoming dependent on technology, how it impacts their productivity and relationships, and if they can strike a balance by remaining connected without becoming obsessed. During the experiment, students are raising money for the Canadian Red Cross to support famine relief efforts in Africa. BCIT News Release | Unplug for Africa