Apple and Google want you to use your phone less. Here is the real reason why writes Quartz

This goes nicely with my recent post about ‘6 Steps to a better digital lifestyle external link ‘ and I suggest the authors book about how companies design products and services exploit human psychology for profit.  external link As cultural theorist Paul Virilio said, “When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck.” Source: Apple and Google want you to use your phone less. Here’s the real reason why — Quartz external link

June 25, 2018 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

Six Steps to a better digital lifestyle

I can’t help but being inspired by people making brave choices and taking a more challenging route through life, which holds more rewards. Especially when they are just 17.5 years old (at time of writing). I just read Corey Simon’s article external link on what happened when he deleted his social media and come away convinced that I have been wrong. Wrong about having the latest iPhone, because I don’t need to be connected and take pictures of my kids all the time, while looking cool with the latest fondleslap in my pocket....

June 24, 2018 · 6 min · Axel Segebrecht

Author Matt Haig on switching off: ‘I was crumbling under a tech overload… So I disconnected’ writes the Telegraph

Another day, another post about people switching off or otherwise looking to reduce the stress caused by notifications, social media overload and constant contact online. Tip of the hat to Lydia for this article where author Matt Haig explains his decision to reduce digital overload. Source: Author Matt Haig on switching off: ‘I was crumbling under a tech overload… So I disconnected’ external link

June 23, 2018 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

Our brains can’t quit our gadgets—that didn’t happen by accident says Popular Science

Something of concern for people who like to stay in control of their mental wellbeing. This links nicely to my forthcoming article on digital lifestyle and mental health.  external link Your obsession with your smartphone isn’t an accident. The devices—and apps inside them—are entrancing by design, earning them comparisons to gambling, sugar, and tobacco. Source: Our brains can’t quit our gadgets—that didn’t happen by accident | Popular Science external link

June 21, 2018 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht