Being present vs. being connected. (PCWorld.com)

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The Internet makes us more connected than we've ever been. At any given moment, I can slide out my smartphone and see where my friends are and what they're up to--and share similar information about myself. But how many times have you been at a concert or a movie and seen a group of teenagers tapping away on their phones through the entire show? Some people spend so much time telling the world about what they're doing that they fail to experience it with their full attention. The key to winning this battle is to find a balance between living in the moment and exiting it to check for updates.

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