Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

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Lessons from two and a half years without social media

This post is for anyone who is considering quitting social media, curious about deleting their social media accounts, and/or is just intrigued about what life is like without social media in the 21st century. Roughly two and a half years ago, sometime in June 2017, I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter. AreContinue reading “Lessons from two and a half years without social media”

Three digital wellness apps I use to tame my digital addiction

Isn’t it ironic that there are apps designed to help us navigate our addiction to the digital world? Fight fire with fire, I guess. Anyway, as mentioned in previous posts (here for instance), it is entirely impossible for me to use willpower or self-control to manage the time and energy I spend on mindless online activities.Continue reading “Three digital wellness apps I use to tame my digital addiction”

NoSurf: A guide for minimizing mindless browsing

My introduction to the /r/nosurf community on reddit happened, ironically, as I was mindlessly browsing through the website, my favourite time passing activity and guilty-pleasure. The subreddit /r/nosurf  is a community for people who want to become more productive by wasting less time mindlessly surfing the internet. The NoSurf movement does not advocate for quittingContinue reading “NoSurf: A guide for minimizing mindless browsing”

How to use your smartphone like a hammer

If we used our phones more like a hammer, would our life be a lot better? At least, according to the musical genius himself, yes. Look at your phone as a tool, not an obligation. Would you walk around with a hammer in your pocket?  You would pick up a hammer when you needed it.Continue reading “How to use your smartphone like a hammer”

The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

In today’s episode of Corporate America Foolishness, H&M, a retail store known for its trendy and affordable clothing, has come under scrutiny for using a black child to model a sweatshirt sporting the phrase ‘coolest monkey in the jungle.’ In today’s political climate… oh no baby what is you doing… My initial reaction was, now they’re trollingContinue reading “The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’”