The Digital Literacy Project

How to determine if you’ve a digital addiction problem

How to determine if you’ve a digital addiction problem

  You're not completely to blame:  First, its not all about you, and your weak willed nature that's making you a screen sucking monster. Read about how Big Tech is engineering addiction. What's going on?  In countries like China and Korea, internet addiction is...

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Here’s why we’re addicted to technology

Here’s why we’re addicted to technology

  Why we crave digital distractions?  Unlike real life that can be boring and monotonous, on the internet, even if you want nothing, you can always get something. When we are bored, lonely and feel like we’re unable to make a dent in the world like we want to, we seek...

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3 strategies to counter distraction addictions

3 strategies to counter distraction addictions

  Predict, Mitigate and Eliminate distraction addictions: There are three ways we can deal with a myriad of distractions we face each day. Because managing distractions is a huge part of maintaining our attention on the big projects and long term goals of our life.  ...

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This is Humanity in the throes of technology

This is Humanity in the throes of technology

  Humanity in the throes of technology:  Technology is objectifying humanity. Our fellow humans have turned into objects because we prefer to ignore them to focus on our devices. Thanks to technology, we have facts and truths at our finger tips. But unlike facts,...

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Robots + Empathy > Human Potential

Robots + Empathy > Human Potential

  Robots vs. Humans: Now:  If robots and animals had superior cognitive abilities than us humans, we would not be running the world today. Only humans have the power of imagination, intense curiosity, and can understand the cause and effect scenarios. Only we can...

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The Teen Social Contract

The Teen Social Contract

  As parents we are struggling to wriggle out of the strong, addictive grips of the Big Tech. Our children are growing up in a post figurative society where they don't need us for answering any questions they might have. Yet, if we don't teach them and ourselves how...

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Here’s why your child is hooked onto social media

Here’s why your child is hooked onto social media

  Teenagers now average almost half of the amount of sleep that their counterparts did just a decade ago. Teenagers are finding themselves mostly distracted, lost and overwhelmed. And sadly the reasons have nothing to do with the academic pressure they face at school...

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What’s Facebook been upto? No good.

What’s Facebook been upto? No good.

  This is how Facebook is making news waves these days. And its not looking good.   How Facebook is killing comedy: The Split Sider magazine has published an interview with Matt Klinman, a writer from New York City. Here's an excerpt. The whole story is basically that...

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Here’s how Big Tech’s court-ordered ads will look like

Here’s how Big Tech’s court-ordered ads will look like

  Here's a hypothetical scenario of the future of our technology revolution. Year 2118 Big Tech companies, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google, lovingly known as FAANG, have spent decades manipulating the levels of dopamine of humanity by making our digital...

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A case for technology

A case for technology

  While I was researching to write articles on digital derailment and digital minimalism, my son asked me one time, "What are you doing, mom?" to which I said, "I'm watching the video, 'Could you live without a smart phone?' He replied, "You mean, you're watching it...

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Digital Revolution in the 2010 Decade

Digital Revolution in the 2010 Decade

  In late 2014, when some counties in Georgia claiming to be "early adapters of technology" started the "BYOD - Bring your own device" program in their schools, it gave me a pit in my stomach. Children were welcome to bring their own iPads and tablets to learn in...

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How to practice Digital minimalism

How to practice Digital minimalism

  Continued from Part I: Hurtling towards a digital derailment. What we're actually doing is creating an entire generation of mini little addicts that are getting hardwired to believe that their sense of self worth and their sense of coping...

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Hurtling towards a Digital Derailment

Hurtling towards a Digital Derailment

  Facebook literally changes your relationship with society, with each other. It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains. It's a social-validation feedback loop... exactly the kind of thing that a...

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Let’s do something meaningful, no not Facebook

Let’s do something meaningful, no not Facebook

  Imagine a sea of people sitting in a town square, fully present, deeply centered, heads down in a state of rapt attention and effort. They are staring down intensely with palms resting in their laps yet they are not meditating. Hint: Their fingers are frantic. Good...

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Hyper-connected parents; Dis connected progeny

Hyper-connected parents; Dis connected progeny

Tag line: Dispatches of parenting wisdom from a hyper connected mom in an over wired society.   PARENTAL CULPABILITY:  I recently went to a book signing event by Dr. Madeline Levine, a mother of 3 boys and the author of the book, Teach Your Children Well, as she spoke...

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Now

Now

Of all the things I have and can desire to have, my time on this earth, and the time my kids will have of mine is finite. I am mindful of that. What I am also painfully mindful is that I do not choose well how I spend it. As an adult, time and the freedom to do...

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A day in the life of a hacker

A day in the life of a hacker

Trying out the last Mother Facker costume. Adrenaline rush.. Psychotic pleasure imagining the victim cringe upon realising the damage to his/her privacy.. Anti social behavior Spiritually and psychologically homeless Being a worthless piece of sh*t on the planet.....

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Life….. Brought to you by texts and emails

Life….. Brought to you by texts and emails

  Well, I used to think it was rude a few years ago, to tell the other person on the phone that I am no longer interested in the ongoing conversation and that I am bored to death and want to slam the phone down on him / her.. So, I would listen on intently to my...

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My mental space

  I went to bed yesterday wondering the answer to the question I asked in my previous blog was there staring at me while I was writing it? Is it the scarcity of physical or personal space in this world, and just lack of a little bit of time for your sane-self...

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