#ygkChallenge: Opt Out of the Phone Book

Ban the Phone Book, Residential phone book opt out, Kingston, OntarioWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Opt Out of the Phone Book Two weeks ago Harvey and I received our 2012 phone book and put it directly into our grey box, but not before noticing a new opt out feature on the cover.  By visiting this new website, you can choose to opt out of future phone book deliveries.  This is for Yellow Pages so it is yet to be seen if we’ll be getting any other giant yellow directories but here’s hoping we don’t.  In the days of Google, it hardly seems necessary to have a phone book and the features offered online surpass what a physical book can do for you, such as reverse look up and searches using addresses.  So this week, we challenge you to opt out of the book and start using one of the many online directories to find your friends.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks and credit to our flickr for supplying the photo associated with this week’s ygk challenge.

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