HP Asks You To “Get Real” During The Holidays

Smartphones, social media, video games, and myriad other digital distractions have become the love-hate focus of our modern era. But, there’s a growing trend to reintroduce real-world experiences, from “digital detox” retreats to phone-free dinner parties to reading more hard-cover books.

HP recently conducted a survey [Warning: PDF] to better understand how North Americans feel about their relationship with screens.

  • 90% of people would rather have 1 real friend than 100 online
  • 70% of people believe relationships were closer before the internet
  • 61% of parents worry their kids aren’t fully developing social skills
  • 60% wish they could return to a time before social media

To bring families and friends together and make the holidays REAL, HP has developed 250+ hours of printable content, including partners such as Disney, DreamWorks, All Recipes and more. You can view the content here.

HP is also hosting an event this month in Toronto to bring this topic of balance to life – Get Real – details below. It’s free and open to the public.

Get Real – an HP Event 

Where/When: Yonge Dundas Square | November 14 – 16, from 10 AM to 6 PM

  • Get Real Emoji Photo Wall – Guests will be able to take a photo outside of the digital tunnel against in Get Real emoji photobooth
  • Digital Tunnel – An immersive experience where guests can login with their social media handles and see their ‘digital footprint’
  • Hot Cocoa Station – Complete a ‘Get Real Pop-Quiz’ and bring it to the hot cocoa station to receive a complimentary hot beverage
  • 250+ Hours of Real Content – Browse through different content/activities to have printed instantly as a takeaway



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