Once you experience the blissful offline world, it is hard to want to go back to spending way more time than one would like mindlessly browsing the internet.
Sometimes, all you need is a lil’ space.
If I told you your attention is worth billions dollars, would you believe me? Let’s value our attention as much as Facebook values it.
it is amazing what we can notice when we pay attention to our surroundings; the mundane becomes the most entrancing. Beauty is everywhere.
If you don’t want to give up our smartphone, but still want to spend less time on it, turn it into a tool, rather than an attention guzzling machine.
When we demonize our smartphones, we are using them as a scapegoat for the real issue: real life is complex, difficult and challenging, and we want to escape.
If we are assessing our smartphone use (effect) then what causes its use? Is the cause being uncomfortable with the current situation?
The most successful sites and apps hook their users by tapping into our most innate human needs and desires.
Attention merchants create platforms to capture our attention in exchange for the “free” content they give us. Our attention is, then, sold for profit.
The attention economy profits when tech companies learn exactly how our brain works, seize our focus, and then sell our data to the highest bidder.