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What Scaachi Koul learned from her week without social media

At our request, Toronto writer Scaachi Koul took a seven day sabbatical away from Twitter, Facebook and even text messaging. Here's what happened.
Our new "social experiment" columnist Scaachi Koul shares the results of her digital detox. (Barbora Simkova)

Scaachi Koul has volunteered as tribute. At our request, the Toronto writer and Hazlitt managing editor spent a full week without social media. 

Today she joins Shad to discuss her seven day sabbatical away from Twitter, Facebook and even text messaging. She describes the best and worst parts of the experiment, and whether she was able to really, truly unplug for the whole week. 

So, could you survive a digital detox? Have you actually tried unplugging — even for a short period of time? What was it like? Or do you think our worries about the impact of social media overload are overblown? 

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