Diary: Internet-Free Day uses web promos

The organisation behind the forthcoming International Internet-Free Day - scheduled for 30 January - is planning, with amusing irony, to email journalists with a press release to promote it.

The day is promoted by the Global Ideas Bank (GIB), an 'online democratic think-tank', and is taking place for the fifth time.

'By all means use the internet in advance to arrange real-world participatory events but then turn off the computer for the day,' reads the GIB website.

Director Nick Temple says: 'We will do a lot of press work for it on the internet.' But what will happen to the GIB site on 30 January? Temple tells us: 'At the very least there will be a sign on our site telling people to log off.'

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