Save me, magic rectangle!

After setting up an app blocking application on my phone, it’s pretty much a “no fun allowed” wasteland. Regardless, I still check it often, halfway expecting some magical notification will relieve me of the boredom everyday life entails. At these moments, I realize I am not fully accepting my reality.

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November 25, 2019

All I can do when this happens is simply come back to the present, remembering to be kind to myself. 

TTYL,

Madi

ADVICE AND INSPIRATION

How to stop looking at your phone

TL;DR: Here’s what to do if checking that glowing screen in your pocket is getting in your way of your IRL existence. Hint: When reaching for your phone, check in with your feelings before you tap.

Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone

TL;DR: Technology Addicts Anonymous exists... and it's on the internet. Here’s a sneak peek at what happens in their conference calls. 

TECH ISSUES

'The attention economy is in hyperdrive’: how tech shaped the 2010s

TL;DR: Outrage algorithms and internet echo chambers have created a hyper-polarized culture where the other side is the enemy. Now that we know this, we have a choice—how are we going to use tech going forward to preserve our democracy? 

Hitting the Books: Humans are responsible for the antics of our AIs

TL;DR: History repeats itself. With the dawn of AI, which is quickly proliferating human bias, this process is becoming automated. 

APPS AND TOOLS

Stop using Facebook

Details: In case you need more reasons to stop using Facebook, here’s a handy list.

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