Posts

Time for Solitude

Why We Struggle to Make Time for Solitude22 zen habits by zenhabits  /  23h  //  keep unread  //  hide By Leo Babauta How often do you take time to go out for an hourlong walk? To just sit out in nature doing nothing but contemplating and enjoying the silence? I’m sure there are a few of you who indulge in this luxury regularly, but […]

Mediating Domains

I recently suggested that the rise of social media has undermined something that a great many Americans value: the ability to slip into a given domain and to adopt whatever values and norms are appropriate there, without that affecting one’s reception in other domains. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/readers-respond-social-media-and-worlds-colliding/580135/?utm_source=feed

Curated Identity

Through the ongoing process of organizing content and media elements which create personal profiles, social media users inadvertently curate versions of themselves. Social media turns users into curators as they create distinct incarnations that are separate, yet become the objectified digital presentation of one’s physical self. Personal curation is content primarily for oneself, a social […]

Facebook and Paranoia

The biggest internet platforms are businesses built on asymmetric information. They know far more about their advertising, labor and commerce marketplaces than do any of the parties participating in them. We can guess, but can’t know, why we were shown a friend’s Facebook post about a divorce, instead of another’s about a child’s birth. We […]