Cal Newport

Digital Minimalism

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    Widyahas quoted2 years ago
    Digital Minimalism

    A philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.
    jdanechehas quoted2 years ago
    Philip Morris just wanted your lungs,” Maher concludes. “The App Store wants your soul.”
    Асхат Таировhas quoted2 years ago
    they joined Facebook to stay in touch with friends across the country, and then ended up unable to maintain an uninterrupted conversation with the friend sitting across the table.
    winmaulidan_has quoted9 days ago
    media. He was clearly excited by how his life had changed during this period. He started volunteering near his home, he exercises regularly, he’s reading three to four books a month, he began to learn to play the ukulele, and he told me that now that his phone is no longer glued to his hand, he’s closer than he has ever been with his wife and kids. On the professional side, the increased focus he achieved after leaving these services earned him a promotion. “Some of my work clients have noticed a change in me and they will ask what I am doing differently,” he told me. “When I tell them I quit social media, their response is ‘I wish I could do that, but I just can’t.’ The reality, however, is that they literally have no good reason to be on social media!”

    As
    winmaulidan_has quoted3 months ago
    Digital Minimalism

    A philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.
    winmaulidan_has quoted3 months ago
    in other words, should look beyond the notification settings on his 112 apps and ask the more important question of why he uses so many apps in the first place. What he needs—what all of us who struggle with these issues need—is a philosophy of technology use,
    tazkiaanabilahas quoted3 months ago
    your relationships will strengthen if you stop clicking “Like” or leaving comments on social media posts, and become harder to reach by text messages.
    tazkiaanabilahas quoted3 months ago
    current relationship with technology was unsustainable
    Dasha Gaioshkohas quoted3 months ago
    To summarize the main points about this step:

    The digital declutter focuses primarily on new technologies, which describes apps, sites, and tools delivered through a computer or mobile phone screen. You should probably also include video games and streaming video in this category.

    Take a thirty-day break from any of these technologies that you deem “optional”—meaning that you can step away from them without creating harm or major problems in either your professional or personal life. In some cases, you’ll abstain from using the optional technology altogether, while in other cases you might specify a set of operating procedures that dictate exactly when and how you use the technology during the process.

    In the end, you’re left with a list of banned technologies along with relevant operating procedures. Write this down and put it somewhere where you’ll see it every day. Clarity in what you’re allowed and not allowed to do during the declutter will prove key to its success.
    Dasha Gaioshkohas quoted3 months ago
    Principle #1: Clutter is costly.

    Digital minimalists recognize that cluttering their time and attention with too many devices, apps, and services creates an overall negative cost that can swamp the small benefits that each individual item provides in isolation.

    Principle #2: Optimization is important.

    Digital minimalists believe that deciding a particular technology supports something they value is only the first step. To truly extract its full potential benefit, it’s necessary to think carefully about how they’ll use the technology.

    Principle #3: Intentionality is satisfying.

    Digital minimalists derive significant satisfaction from their general commitment to being more intentional about how they engage with new technologies. This source of satisfaction is independent of the specific decisions they make and is one of the biggest reasons that minimalism tends to be immensely meaningful to its practitioners
    Dasha Gaioshkohas quoted3 months ago
    The Digital Declutter Process

    Put aside a thirty-day period during which you will take a break from optional technologies in your life.

    During this thirty-day break, explore and rediscover activities and behaviors that you find satisfying and meaningful.

    At the end of the break, reintroduce optional technologies into your life, starting from a blank slate. For each technology you reintroduce, determine what value it serves in your life and how specifically you will use it so as to maximize this value.
    ainevlahas quotedlast year
    This practice asks you to embrace this well-validated strategy by making time to write a letter to yourself when faced with demanding or uncertain circumstances.
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    intermittent positive reinforcement and the drive for social approval.
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    Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences.
    Анастасия Наумоваhas quotedlast year
    things became clear to him. First, our new technologies are particularly well suited to foster behavioral addictions. As Alter admits, the behavioral addictions connected to technology tend to be “moderate” as compared to the strong chemical dependencies created by drugs and cigarettes. If I force you to quit Facebook, you’re not likely to suffer serious withdrawal symptoms or sneak out in the night to an internet café to get a fix. On the other hand, these addictions can still be quite harmful to your well-being.
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    Time Well Spent
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    Soon after going public, he was featured on the cover of the Atlantic, interviewed on 60 Minutes and PBS NewsHour, and was whisked off to give a TED talk.
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    Pepto-Bismol pink
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    BJ Fogg’s famed Persuasive Technology Lab
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    Minimizing distraction and respecting users’ attention would reduce revenue.
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