Bookmark: "These ‘Luddite’ Teens Are Abstaining From Social Media"

Sebastian Greger


The Luddite Club is a high school group in Brooklyn promoting “a lifestyle of self-liberation from social media and technology”. This NYT article introduces these self-described teenage misfits who choose to engage critically with media (all the way to only using old-school flip phones) while also reflecting on the privilege of being able to afford being voluntary non-users.

It is fascinating to read about this reappropriation of the “luddite” slur into something desirable; even more so when it is reviewed with an understanding of this lifestyle’s applicability in the wider context.