Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.
Digital minimalists are ...more
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This book was way below my expectations. I'm afraid it’s not the book, it’s me. The practical value for me was minimal as I have already implemented a lot of things he proposes in the book.
As Cal Newport mentions that he sees the digital minimalism trend g ...more
However, if you almost never use your phone except for making phone calls or don’t use social media, you can probably skip it. Or if you’ve already read other books on the topic, maybe this covers the same ground? I haven’t ...more
When the title caught my attention at a bookstore, I had been feeling for a long time that my own consumption of digital content has gotten out of hand. “This looks like something you should read,” said one of the better angels of my nature (brace for many Abraham Lincoln stories if you decide to read the book). With unintended irony, I impulsively Google searched the book ...more
- Spend time alone to gain solitude
- Leave your phone at home
- Take long walks
- Write letters to yourself (journaling)
- Don't click "likes"
- Avoid falling into the slot machine feedback loop of likes
- Consolidate texting
- hold conversation office hours
- Reclaiming conversations
- Reclaim Leisure
- prioritize demanding leisure activity over pass consumption
- use skills to produce valuable things in ...more
Unexpectedly, i ...more
Почавши із постановки проблеми - Because checking your likes is the new smoking - автор дає конкретні поради, як позбутися сміття в щоденних звичках використання сучасних технологій. Якщо ви відчуваєте тривогу щоразу, як забуваєте свій смартфон вдома, або ловите себе на бажанні перевірити інста, поки купаєте дитину - ця книжка дасть напрямок, де шукати рішення. І ще - вона пояснить, що проблема не у вашій слабкості, а в цілеспрямованому способі створення сучасних сервісів таки ...more
1. Digital technology especially social media has enslaved us. Rather than being just a way to connect with our friends, facebook has mastered the art of the slot machine, giving us random and variable rewards. That has been found to be the most addictive of all; just look at slot machines, the Japanese Pachinko or channel surfing. I totally agree with this.
2. The only way out is Digital Minimalism. There are many ways to do it:
2.1. Deleting the mobile facebook app, u ...more
He also draws heavily from the experience of about 1,600 people who undertook a 30-day “technology declutter” during the research phase for the ...more
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In all seriousness, it raised the question for me that my relationship to new digital media may be different simply because I had a whole lifetime without the tech to prepare me to do naturally what must come hard to digital natives.
Well, back to the Amazon jungl ...more
The ideas here are not revolutionary per se, but it's an inspiring overview of the digital existence today.
It's also a good kick in the ass for those of us who allowed scrolling to outshine living. Might need to make some changes right away.
# Digital Minimalism: Reference and Review
[Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World](https://amzn.to/2X9w9bp) by Cal Newport ⭐⭐⭐⭐
You’ve probably already heard: billions of dollars are spent on psychology and technology to claim as much of your attention as possible, to sell as much advertisement possible. The addictiveness of sites, apps, and phones is not an accident, but rather a result carefully enginee ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this anticipated book from Cal Newport. This book builds up on the social media criticism of his previous best seller “Deep Work”. These two books are must a have for anyone looking to lead a productive and satisfying (personal and professional) life.
And so, I need to read a book called Digital Minimalism like a depressed person needs a lecture on antinatalism.
Of course, I read it anyway. It’s not often that I’m excited enough about an ...more