“How am I supposed to know about the latest and greatest if I don’t follow my favourite XYZ on Social Media?”, one might ask. Well, here’s something I want to ask you: When was the last time you wanted to check News on Facebook/Twitter/Reddit/InsertHere and got sucked up in a void of memes? Why would… Continue reading How to Quit Social Media News With RSS
This is the default of the “new tab page” on Google Chrome for Android: What you can see is that next to the necessity of a search bar it also provides frequently visited sites and news articles below. And this type of design, at least in my opionion, is deeply flawed. Chrome is not the… Continue reading The Huge Flaw in Design of Digital Media
I used to work hard to not use my phone by any means. But last Monday I started a challenge which was contradictory to my ambitions. Why should I not use the most brilliant idea of the 21st century: A pocket computer which is always with you. I asked myself: Do I need anything besides… Continue reading Phone-Only For A Week – What I Learned
Hi everyone. I made some subtle changes to the blog by changing the theme to something a little more colourful. I also want to experiment with the type of content I publish on this blog. Hope you’ll enjoy it! Today I want to start one of these experiments. I want to give some regular updates… Continue reading 27 January Update
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.
2018 will probably be remembered as a turning point in human history from the pre-AI to the AI era. We are not only surrounded by technology, significant parts of our everyday life happen only digitally. With the great benefits comes a high price: Our attention, privacy and (the most valuable resource) time. We sacrafice significant… Continue reading Why I Removed Apps and Things From My Life That Brought Me Joy
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… Continue reading #deletefacebook 01 – The Start of the End
How does a man without memory remember his way home? Eugene Pauly‘s brain was damaged due to viral encephalitis resulting him in loosing his memory of the last two decades of his life and ongoing amnesia. After roughly one minute his memory of something new happening would vanish into the void and he couldn‘t recall… Continue reading Addiction and Habits
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… Continue reading How to Turn Your Android Into a Minimalist Phone
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.… Continue reading Does Social Media Kill Creativity?