Tag: social

How I Broke the Instagram Habit Loop

My last post was all about quitting Facebook. Now, I want to cover how I defeated my Instagram addiction. Unlike Facebook, Instagram actually brought me joy. It was everything that was once great about Facebook in photo form.

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Using Instagram For Helpful Fitness Tips

One of the things I did not cover in The State of Blogging in 2018 was Instagram. In the past decade, I’ve seen each social network jockey for more or less relevance in my life. Right now, Instagram is by … [continue reading]

Testing Myself For Autism

One of my interests is economics and one of my favorite economists is Tyler Cowen. I love his interviews on the Econ Talk podcast. This summer I’ve read three of his books. One of the books is titled Create [continue reading]

Distraction Diet 3

This post is an update on the September 2011 post Distraction Diet 2, along with some new ideas. Distraction Diets are about reducing the growing number of distractions in an always connected digital age. How did I do?

  1. Early
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Distraction Diet 2

Last year I announced that I was going on a Distraction Diet.

For the month of August, I am going to stay off Facebook and Twitter*, as I believe those are the two sites that are doing the most

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Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age

This book would have been great four years ago.

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky was released the same week as Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows and promoted as the pro-Internet argument to Carr’s warnings … [continue reading]