An Update On My Digital Minimalism

An Update On My Digital Minimalism

With Social Media, there was always the sense that things are happening….elsewhere. The FOMO factor (fear of missing out) is subtle but real. There is also always the sense that your peers are more successful than you are because many people who post about their ministry on Social Media seem to exaggerate, stage, varnish, and shade things in such a way as to make it appear that they are more successful than they are, and more often.

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Baptist Tech News (WARNING: SATIRE)

Baptist Tech News (WARNING: SATIRE)

At a high profile church where the app was being beta tested, the minister told us, “In the old days, we had to crop out the empty ends of the altar in pictures. This new-fangled technology solves it.” We also tried interviewing some church members there but most said they weren’t allowed to talk to the media.

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Digital Minimalism (Book review)

Digital Minimalism (Book review)

Newport uses his data to make three things very clear.

1) Most people drastically underestimate their screen time usage.

2) Most people drastically overestimate how useful and necessary much technology really is.

3) Most people have created a new “normal” for themselves in which they are unaware just how much technology has hurt their ability to focus, be productive, and be creative.

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