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Save for one very special correspondent's valiant efforts, all was quiet on the Internet at the beginning of this week. The Christians were busy celebrating the birth of Jesus, and the rest of you, your new JesusPhones. It's not grown much louder since. And some, including professional echo chamberist Jeremiah Owyang, are having trouble dealing with the change in pace.

"I'm used to being online 12+ hours a day, just to keep up with the news in the rapid fire tech industry," Owyang writes on his blog. "This really reinforces why I love the tech industry, as this is a good reminder what it's like in many other industries." Yes, it's dreadful, isn't it? (Photo by refractedmoments)