Tag: digital

The Underappreciated Impact of the Attention Redistribution Revolution by Cal Newport

The Underappreciated Impact of the Attention Redistribution Revolution March 29, 2020 I launched this site during the period sometimes referred to as the “golden age of blogging”: the years from 2003 to 2009 when independent, inexpensive to run, sometimes highly-influential blogs threatened to upend the world of traditional media. By 2010, however, that cultural energy ...

​Senator Hawley on Social Media: “addiction is actually the point.” by Cal Newport

Senator Hawley on Social Media: “addiction is actually the point.” June 29, 2019 Photo by Natureofthought. Early last month, Josh Hawley, the newly-elected senator from Missouri, gave a speech about big tech at the Hoover Institute. He made a couple points that caught my attention, such as when he said this: “Social media only works ...

Cal Newport ​On the Utility Fallacy

But as I’ve learned in my years thinking and writing about such issues, when it comes to consumer-facing technologies, the more important story is almost always how they end up mutating our socio-cultural dynamics.

​Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quits Facebook. The Media Bungled the Story. by Cal Newport

AOC Quit Facebook. The Media Bungled the Story. April 18, 2019 Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Over the weekend, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on a podcast that she was quitting Facebook as part of her efforts to cut back on her social media use more generally. This was big news because the 29-year-old AOC is ...

Digital Minimalism and Ancestral Health (Or, Would Grok Tweet?)

Source: Digital Minimalism and Ancestral Health (Or, Would Grok Tweet?) March 17, 2019 The ancestral health movement argues that over long periods of time, evolution adapts species to their environments. It follows that when it comes to human well-being, we should pay attention to how we ate and behaved throughout the vast majority of our ...