(Social) Media and Distraction Free Mobile Gadgets – One Week In

This monday I announced that I would delete basically everything from my phone and tablet that would keep me distracted from work (details here). This was pretty much the first week of digital detox and focusing on productivity. During the last seven days I posted a blog article and wrote a song. Continue reading “(Social) Media and Distraction Free Mobile Gadgets – One Week In”

#deletefacebook 01 – The Start of the End

Today I clicked the button to entirely delete my Facebook account. A thing I didn’t know was that it at first will deactivate my account for 14 days until it will be removed entirely. I want to give you an insight into the process of living a facebook free life, or at least my attempt to fade into that world.

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How to Turn Your Android Into a Minimalist Phone

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your smartphone? I certainly have. Companies and start ups try to cash into this by offering services or devices that are labeled “minimalist” and are supposed to keep your head clutter-free. But the truth is, most of these devices are just an attempt into obtaining either our personal data or way too much cash for something incapable of basic things. I’ve tried my best to adjust my own phone to meet the minimalist criteria without missing out on the Android-available features. It is so easy you can do it as well!

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Does Social Media Kill Creativity?

I created my Facebook account back in 2009. This year I thought about deleting it alltogether quite often. Why you might ask? I miss the time before social media. It is certainly not just nostalgia knocking on the door. I am sure that social media does not have enough benefits to actually justify its existence. While there are tons of research which already show the bad influence of social media on our everyday life (e.g. this article in which Facebook admits just that) it might even harm the way we use the internet in general, especially when you consider how much bitterness and hate is spread on Twitter and Facebook, even by government officials.

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Media and Minimalism: Is It Possible to Live Without Web Entertainment?

I discovered an interesting video from youtuber Luke Smith the other day. In the video he explains how he managed to live without internet access at home for two years. At first this sounds quite frightening, especially to a digital native. But Luke‘s thought process offers quite some insights into a brighter and simpler future. Continue reading “Media and Minimalism: Is It Possible to Live Without Web Entertainment?”

Should You Quit Technology?

We live in a world of instant access to the internet and technology people had dreamed of twenty years ago. Tiny computers are around us all the time and we use them as personal assistants, for communication and to fulfill needs we never knew existed in the first place.

It created a new way of life. And this lifestyle seems to take a lot of our time. When was the last time you saw somebody staring out of the window at a bus ride? When was the last time you didn’t use your phone yourself in that situation? Might this be a sign of a modern epidemic? And shouldn’t we all stop using social media to ensure more fulfilled lives?

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