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Some 601 emails greeted me when I returned from a week’s vacation.

My first instinct was to select the whole lot of them and hit delete.

An Iowa State University professor argues I should do exactly that.

Rey Junco is an associate professor of education and human computer interaction. His background is in psychology and counseling, but he studies how people use technology and the social and psychological effects of a constantly connected society.

Twice a year, Junco takes a “technology sabbatical.” He turns on an app on his smartphone that blocks his access to social media.

He sets an automatic reply on his email account warning anyone who emails him while he’s away that he’s not going to read their email when he returns.

For the complete story, visit USAToday.com/Tech/NationNow.

 

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