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Digital Minimalism - book review & notes

I recently read Cal Newport's latest book Digital Minimalism - On Living Better with Less Technology after being one of the volunteers who agreed to provide him with feedback from a 30 day digital detox. As somebody who is already in alignment with a lot…

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What went wrong with the internet

I mean, it’s sort of like a cult of personality. It’s like in North Korea or some regime where the religion is your purpose to serve this one guy. And your purpose is to serve this one system, which happens to be controlled by one…

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What I learned taking a Digital Declutter

As you might know, in January I decided to pull the plug on all non-essential internet and web hee-haws. I’d had an email from Cal Newport and decided to give it a go. I wanted to see what effects it would have and if it…

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Time for a Digital Declutter

I'm having a digital declutter in January. Cal Newport in his email newsletter asked if anyone wanted to take part in a digital declutter in January. 31 days of no optional social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. In addition, no using the internet for…

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What Derek Sivers taught me about Facebook

I've just got into an argument with somebody, I'm confused by all of the options and I'm not sure if you'll still want to be my friend. Everybody wants to be popular, to have people like them. But I had begun to enjoy being a…

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I have no friends

I have no friends. So you know I don't like Facebook. Pretty regularly I rail against the behemoth. It's because I have no friends. I hate seeing how successful and happy the rest of the world is. I often wonder what went wrong, as my…

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Facebook free

I’m aware that some of the people who I want to remain in contact with, use Facebook as the de-facto method of keeping in touch. Even email doesn’t seem to factor into the equation. So I thought that maybe I would try it again, but…

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Too much

So recently I re-signed up for Facebook. I'm aware that some of the people who I want to remain in contact with, use Facebook as the de-facto method of keeping in touch. Even email doesn't seem to factor into the equation. So I thought that…

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