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My four-word wish for Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

MENLO PARK, Calif.

Here's a simple four-word wish for Thanksgiving 2018 - a day when most of us take a break from the blurring, dizzying speed of our Internet world: Let's slow things down.

I don't just mean stopping to smell the roses, or taking a hike in the woods, or hiding our screens for a few hours. I mean, literally: Slow down the circuits. Put more friction in the system. Make social media slower, more local and less instantly connected to people we don't know.

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