Productivity Series – post #1
How I used it so far
It’s an addiction
Killer blue light
The picture says it all. Take a careful look.
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The 6-inch Worldview
A false reality
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SM skills vs. real(other) skills
Freedom – mental space
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Rerouting the focus
Building real relationships
[btx_image image_id=”105″ link=”/” position=”center” on_click=”none”]I rather sit here, sip on my coffee, stare at the view, and ‘do nothing’.[/btx_image]
Thank you for reading.
Muting the social media
Deleting social media is an ideal move towards a more productive future.
But, if you insist on using it and you have the willpower to control it, there are steps to ease that process:
– muting it – simply turn off all the notifications, and do not get any ‘buzzes’. Your engagement is solely dependent on the time in the app.
– remove the icons from your first screen (desktop), so your finger doesn’t ‘fly’ to it
– whenever someone sends you a message there, tell them that you prefer email (whatever else) to discuss stuff. Discourage people from texting you over SM as a primary tool.
– track your SM usage either via built-in trackers or by limiting screen usage time. Both android and iOS have the options to set how much time per day can you spend in each app.
– make your device black-and-white: this way you reduce your overall screentime, and all images on SM are not optimized for b/w and look like shit there. You will use it much less, as a consequence.
– take time to curate the content – follow only those that bring benefit to your stream. Delete everyone else.
I need it for my business.
Fine, delete the personal one and opt for the business page, but focus on the business-related stuff there.
I like to keep a collage of my pictures.
No, you like the attention and approval that you’re getting. Tons of other apps can sort it out for you. Your phone has a gallery with the option of creating albums and/or starred images folder.
How do I update my life to people I like?
Call. Whatsapp. Zoom. Line. Telegram. Email. Meet with them. Make it more personal.
I just like it. It doesn’t bother with my life.
Re-evaluate and do a truthful metric of how u use it and whether it’s improving your life.
I barely use it, I don’t need to delete it.
Have you measured how much do you use it? I bet you haven’t.
I could almost envision you now, endlessly swiping between stories. Stop lying. 😉
But Armando, there are way more benefits to it?
There are good sides to it, of course, but real life outweighs them all. No contest.
Parents and babies on social media
If you as a parent, put a picture of an innocent baby who has no right to its privacy nor its aware of a possibility of it, for everyone to see, I consider you A SELFISH IDIOT. Please, parents, stop this nonsense, use private channels for that, you are crossing the line.
I want to thank my two dear friends, [btx_link url=”https://www.linkedin.com/in/naotakem/” new_tab=”true”]Naotake[/btx_link] and [btx_link url=”https://www.linkedin.com/in/fwodzynski/” new_tab=”true”]Florian[/btx_link], for contributing and helping immensely to articulate my thoughts and deliver the message.
Sources I’ve used throughout my research:
Will technology make us SUPERHUMAN? | Jody Medich | TEDxKlagenfurt
Ted Talk – Why you should quite social media
Why our screens make us less happy