Choosing Sides.

I recently read an interesting article about a guy named Matt Honan who decided to like everything he saw on Facebook for 48 hours, and the disturbing impact it had on his News Feed, as well as on his life. As he writes, "See, Facebook uses algorithms to decide what shows up in your feed. It isn’t just a parade …

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12 Sites I Like and Why

1. Magic Seaweed This is almost always the first site or app I open in the morning. If you are a surfer or a paddler, you already know about Magic Seaweed - your one stop shop for surf reports, forecasts, and webcams for spots around the globe. 2. Wikipedia C'mon, how useful is Wikipedia!? More than 77,000 active …

iPhone Orphans

Stumbled upon this interesting article by Beth Teitell. Parents have long been worried about how much time their kids spend online. But if you ask the kids, mom and dad are the ones who can’t turn away from the screen. Forever, the screen-time battles between parents and children have gone decidedly in one direction, with …

3 Ways to Get On Top of Social Media Before it Gets on Top of You

700 billion minutes. That's how much time Facebook's 500 million active users spend on the site every month! 700 000 000 000 minutes. That's the equivalent of 1,3 million years - nearly 18 000 lifetimes! And 7 years ago Facebook didn't even exist! What did we use to do with all that time?? A recent …

7 Ways to Turn Off Technology and Get More Done!

Studies show that the average worker is interrupted every 11 minutes! Distractions destroy productivity and complicate your life. And you can't blame others entirely for this. Tim Ferris, in his book "The 4-Hour Work Week" says that  "Blaming idiots for interruptions is like blaming clowns for scaring children—they can’t help it. It’s their nature." Often …