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How to disconnect from your online life

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Between Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and myriad other social networks, people around the world are connected more than ever before.

But what are the effects of spending so much time updating that all-consuming status bar? Have we lost touch with our real lives and become obsessed instead with our virtual personas?

Daniel Sieberg has been taking a closer look.

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