Group calls for internet-free day
LONDON (Reuters) - Don't read this, it's internet-free day.
A campaign group has used a website to call for internet users to log off and enjoy a web-free day in the open air on Sunday with friends and family to rediscover life in the real world.
"It is not hypocritical to be using a website to tempt people away from the web," a spokesman for DoBe.org, a not-for-profit body which campaigns for people to take part in group activities, said in a statement.
"The internet did not start off as a vehicle for social isolation and damaged eyesight. It began as a medium for communication."
Organisers of International Internet Free Day suggested people write down six unusual things to do and then roll a dice to see which to do first.
They have arranged a day of theatre, poetry music and walks along London's South Bank.
A recent survey for online bank Egg said 19 million British people, or 42 percent of the adult public, use the internet outside work.
DoBe.org was launched in September 2000 to provide free online meeting places for internet users.