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Reconnect Project Spurs Creativity with Online Blackout

Many of our readers, including Gerard Quain and Dmitri Inavnenko, had conflicting views about how taking technology out of our lives for a day would help spur creativity.

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Between Samsung's losing verdict to Apple, a mysterious 100-year-old package from Norway and the president getting in on all the internet jokes, there were a lot of stories that Mashable's readers commented on this week.

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The Reconnect Project, an initiative that aims to spur creativity with an online blackout, left our readers conflicted. Some thought it was a great way to tap back into what's important in our lives instead of staying isolated behind a computer screen, and others felt technology and the Internet aren't the root of the problem.

Google decided to promote advertising directly on its homepage for the first time, which left Mashable's Chris Taylor asking: Has Google jumped the shark? Many of our readers agreed, but also debated whether Google's business practices can really be compared with Microsoft's.

It's no secret that many corporate brand pages can get annoying, but when we posted the ultimate parody, "Condescending Corporate Facebook Page", our readers were delighted that someone felt their pain.

Obama's response on Twitter to a viral Eastwooding meme garnered a lot of comments from our readers; many said they were glad to see the president has a sense of humor.

Our own readers had quite the sense of humor this week when we asked them to guess what might be inside a mysterious 100-year-old mystery package sealed by Johan Nygaard in Norway.

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