In Germany all the blogging, tweeting and iPad-swiping of 2010 has led to a cultural countermovement that’s likely to grow even stronger next year. Popular writers claim that the internet and mobile phones are messing up our concentration, our productivity, our friendships – and probably even our brains.

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In Germany all the blogging, tweeting and iPad-swiping of 2010 has led to a cultural countermovement that’s likely to grow even stronger next year. Non-fiction authors like Christoph Koch, Alex Rühle and Frank Schirrmacher have written bestselling books about a mindset tech-enthusiasts might consider luddite. These popular writers claim that the internet and mobile phones are messing up our concentration, our productivity, our friendships – and probably even our brains.

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