Connect with people...

...as much as you connect to Wi-Fi

Hi everyone,

When was the last time you connected with someone? Like, really connected?

Hands up if you agree! 🙌🙌🙌⠀

📷: @thefemalewarhol
October 7, 2019

Real-world conversations and interactions are just as important, if not more important, than those on the Internet. Make the intention to connect more with people today.

❤️,

@crystalcamarao (with special thanks to Madi Thomas)

ADVICE AND INSPIRATION

How to use digital technology more mindfully

TL;DR: Want to become more mindful of your phone use but aren’t sure where to begin? Check out this article for 7 helpful tips to get started.

Another reason to silence your notifications: They could alter your memory

TL;DR: Notifications are annoying. But are they also screwing up our memories? Preliminary data from a new study says yes. 

TECH ISSUES

We’re living in an era of digital feudalism. Here’s how to take your data and identity back

TL;DR: There’s a reason our data is being called “the new oil.” It’s valuable. Unfortunately, consumers are being exploited and aren’t seeing any of that value. Could block chain technology be used to make this space more fair?

How Amazon’s Ring is creating a surveillance network with video doorbells

TL;DR: Amazon, known for its monopolistic and exploitative practices, just got even creepier. After acquiring Ring, a video doorbell company, Amazon has ventured into creating a panopticon-esque surveillance system which law enforcement has access to. Are they taking things too far?

APPS AND TOOLS

Stoic

Comments: Stoic is a mental health tracker that encompasses everything you need to gain insight into your daily moods. With a combination of meditation, journaling, cbt techniques and stoic practices, this comprehensive app will help simplify your mental health journey.

Details: Free to download on iOS

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