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More people giving up technology for Lent

More people are choosing to shut off their cell phones and computers during the time of sacrifice.

March 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Wednesday marks the start of Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter when many people sacrifice something in their daily lives.

In recent years, it has become popular to give up technology for Lent.

This sacrifice could mean staying away from Facebook and texting, or avoiding cell phones and computers all together, though in this day and age remaining completely disconnected from the digital world is becoming increasingly difficult.

Ironically, there are several Facebook groups dedicated to giving up Facebook for Lent.