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Internet: Friend or Foe?

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With Internet Week coming up in NYC, and the weather looking this good, and the CE.O. of Sony advocating guardrails for the web, there's no better time to settle, once and for all: internet, friend or foe?

Can too much of the web make you sick, keep you from having meaningful relationships and conversations, and prevent you from discovering a practical application for string theory?

"People who frequently check their e-mail have tested as less intelligent than people who are actually high on marijuana," Sam Anderson writes in New York Magazine's last week cover story In Defense of Distraction.

Meet the Rest, a new online news show, took to the streets to find out if people could handle no email, Twitter, BlackBerry, cute YouTube videos for one day, by swearing off the world-wide-web.