Friday Unwind – Resolution – quit social media?

13 Jan

Could you do it? Could you make a 2017 resolution to quit social media?

Cal Newport a professor at Georgetown builds a case for why we need to no t only strongly consider minimizing our use, but quitting altogether.

His three arguments for quitting include:

  • Social media is designed to be additive and draw away our time
  • It doesn’t allow us to create unique value that is needed in the world
  • Social media destroys our attention span by forcing us into a stage of fragmented attention

While we might consider laughing this off, how much time did you spend on social media today? This week? Last year? When you aggregate this into hours and days and what you could have done with that time instead, his argument becomes very real.

all the best, kevin