Tag Archive: Social Media

Digital Addiction

12 Tips for Your Next Digital Detox

Hunched over the laptop after work? Phone tucked under your pillow at night? Glued to the Ipad on the train in the morning? You might be a good candidate for a digital detox. Even if you don’t get twitchy when your gadgets start running out of juice, and aren’t troubled by eyestrain, headaches or neck problems, it still might be time for a digital diet. By periodically unplugging, you can start reclaiming the real life experiences that all those gadgets steal from us daily, albeit with our full permission.

News Media

Treat Media Consumption Just Like Binge Eating

A few months ago, as I was wrapping up the next day's work preparations and shutting down my electronics for the evening, I noticed a new email in my inbox. It was a New York Times News Alert informing me that Osama bin Laden had been killed. The brief email offered few details but informed me that President Obama would be appearing on TV imminently with an announcement. Compelled, I clicked the link to the promised live-video stream and waited, looking at a placeholder screen and this message:A few months ago, as I was wrapping up the next day's work preparations and shutting down my electronics for the evening, I noticed a new email in my inbox. It was a New York Times News Alert informing me that Osama bin Laden had been killed. The brief email offered few details but informed me that President Obama would be appearing on TV imminently with an announcement. Compelled, I clicked the link to the promised live-video stream and waited, looking at a placeholder screen and this message:

Disconnect

8 Ways to Disconnect from Technology and Get More Done!

I believe multi-tasking is over-rated! Recently, I saw a study that said the average smartphone user checks their device about six times an hour. Small wonder so many people these days are feeling distracted and overwhelmed! Making matters worse is that we are the ones constantly interrupting ourselves, tapping that Pavlovian bell we call the smartphone, checking it when it’s buzzing and when it’s not. And what’s all that incoming information doing to us? It’s creating world of people who are stressed out, exhausted and perpetually teetering on the brink of a cold or worse, because their immune systems are similarly fried.