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No one is forcing you to use it

From Facebook Isn’t Making Us Lonely: “The real danger with Facebook is not that it allows us to isolate ourselves, but that by mixing our appetite for isolation with our vanity, it threatens to alter the very nature of solitude.” Facebook, [Marche] claims, has produced a “new isolation,” one that demands constant attention to the Internet […]

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How I’m weaning myself off Twitter

By pitting my impatience against my distractedness. Remember tweeting with a dumbphone? Yep, only that and third-party noninvasive plugins. No more multi-streams and Hootsuite nonsense.

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I wish I could quit you

I took the advice of a friend and decided not to change the channel. On the commute to work this morning (1 hr to go 16 miles), I listened to the latest New York Times Book Review podcast on my iPod. Instead of immediately flipping over to NPR’s All Songs Considered, I swiped the off […]