Episode 6: On Digital Demons

Social media is all around us, controlling so many aspects of our lives. For a lot of us, it’s a useful way to stay connected, to stay up to date on what’s going in the world. But like with all things, too much of it cannot be a good thing. This is a deep dive into the ills of social media.

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Show Notes

  1. Definition of ‘Social Media’: Forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos) (Source: Merriam-Webster)
  2. Gary Vaynerchuk: 92Y Talk With Stephanie Ruhle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=784&v=yPKzoah6A4c
  3. Definition of ‘Addiction’: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. (Source: American Society of Addiction Medicine)
  4. More on addiction: Over time people with addiction build up a tolerance, meaning they need larger amounts to feel the effects. (American Psychiatric Association)
  5. The Dopamine Seeking-Reward Loop, Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brain-wise/201802/the-dopamine-seeking-reward-loop
  6. Deep Work by Cal Newport: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692
  7. Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons: https://youtu.be/3E7hkPZ-HTk
  8. Why Too Much Data Disables Your Decision Making, Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/glue/201212/why-too-much-data-disables-your-decision-making
  9. Unfollow everyone on Facebook (script): https://gist.github.com/kiriappeee/03f0f13dd7dad57d9e2d99b2b7d2d2dc#file-unfolloweveryonefb-js-L2
  10. What is technology doing to us? A Conversation with Tristan Harris, Waking Up with Sam Harris: https://samharris.org/podcasts/what-is-technology-doing-to-us/
  11. Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society, The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/11/16761016/former-facebook-exec-ripping-apart-society
  12. Sri Lanka accuses Facebook over hate speech after deadly riots, The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/facebook-accused-by-sri-lanka-of-failing-to-control-hate-speech
  13. Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Made Mistakes on ‘Fake News,’ Privacy, Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-made-mistakes-on-fake-news-privacy-1523289089
  14. Change My View: https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/
  15. Safe Space, A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt, Waking Up with Sam Harris: https://samharris.org/podcasts/137-safe-space/
  16. Tweeting Stephen Fry — The Graham Norton Show — BBC One: https://youtu.be/28F4FgxoQns
  17. How to use Apple’s new Screen Time and App Limits features in iOS 12, The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/17/17870126/ios-12-screen-time-app-limits-downtime-features-how-to-use
  18. The 7-Step Guide To Achieving Inbox Zero — And Staying There — In 2018, Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/40507663/the-7-step-guide-to-achieving-inbox-zero-and-staying-there-in-2018
  19. Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?, The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/technology/grayscale-phone.html
  20. Declutter, The World As I See It: https://thamara.blog/de-clutter-529689558558
  21. TECH SAVVY with CD and Mirantha, Anchor: https://anchor.fm/tech-savvy

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