The Sabbath Manifesto project has declared the second annual National Day of Unplugging, from sundown March 4th to sundown March 5th: www.sabbathmanifesto.org.
Excellent piece by novelist Zadie Smith about Facebook: Generation Why? (New York Review of Books).
If you're in the bay area you may be interested in the Wisdom 2.0 conference coming up at the end of April at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. It promises to be
"a one-of-a-kind event that brings together
people from a variety of disciplines, including technology leaders, Zen
teachers, neuroscientists, and academics to explore how we can live
with deeper meaning and wisdom in our technology-rich age."
I've written a bit before about Buddhist approaches to technology and I think it can be an interesting area of thought (as it's been explored by philosopher David Loy, for example). On the other hand there's a lot of crap out there in the form of spiritual workshops, etc.
Some of the speakers for this do sound interesting…
It's $200 if you register early.