If you think your smartphone makes you smart, you are wrong. The fact is your smartphone makes you dumb & reduce your overall intelligence. Video games, internet, Social media and other such things in your phone impact your critical thinking negatively & harm your ability to concentrate. How? Well, you have all answers available just a tap away, so you no longer use your brain to solve a problem. Now your mind bear no pain, so it does have no gain! You constantly get push notifications distracting you from work and hindering your focus. Online activity is constantly seen with a cut in physical activity making our body & brain inactive! So, cut your time on Netflix, Facebook, Instagram, Video games and be more active in real life than online life. It’s more fruitful & enjoyable!
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'don't be a social media puppet'
'Calm Social Media' is an initiative to change the so called 'Social Life' of people like you & help you to live a 'social media addiction-free life'. 'Calm Social Media' book deals with social media 'ab-use' issues & their solutions coupled with real life incidents & experiments!
Yes, Facebook‘s popularity is going down especially among teens. Study shows that teens find YouTube, Instagram & Snapchat more interesting than Facebook (although we are not teens but we do think that Facebook is a crap now for personal as well as business use given the frequent data fraud & Privacy threat from Facebook!). People are ditching Facebook! Want proof? Well, In 2015, 71% of the survey participants were using Facebook and in 2018 survey, the percentage has dropped to just 51%! And considering the Facebook negative effects on all of us (peer pressure, stress, Facebook addiction, fake new, FOMO, time waste and much more!), you must consider quitting Facebook & we aren’t kidding. Quit Facebook just for a week & feel the change! You will be happy.
“Put down your phone and get back to your life” : this is the slogan of the Moment app – an app that can track how much you use your phone, how much time you spend on different apps, most used apps & most importantly how many times you pick your phone in the entire day! If you think you are using your phone too much, set limits on your phone use & the Moment app will notify you when you cross the limit. it also has a feature called “Moment Family” which allows you to control the screen time of your family members with your own phone & spend some quality time with family (very useful parental control considering the screen addicted children of modern age!). So, download Moment app & teach yourself how to smartly use your smartphone! P.S. Currently the app is available for iPhone & iPad & it will be released for Android soon. Sorry Android users 🙁
Title of this post is neither incorrect nor misleading. Read this post & by the end, you will know! WhatsApp was in good hands before it was acquired by Facebook in 2014. Now both Facebook & WhatsApp (Instagram too!) are controlled by Mark Zuckerberg who is known for threat to your privacy. Today, we got to know that WhatsApp CEO & co-founder Jan Koum is leaving WhatsApp & Facebook since Facebook (or Mark Zuckerberg) is imposing it’s cheap privacy practices on the messaging service & wants to compromise WhatsApp users data, privacy & encryption to make more money from this data in form of Facebook ads. Accordingly, your WhatsApp mobile number & contact list will also be misused by Facebook. Interestingly, WhatsApp co-founder, Brian Acton who started #deletefacebook campaign has donated $50 million to support the development of an app callled “Signal Private Messenger” which values your privacy & according to us is much better than WhatsApp. We have uninstalled WhatsApp & now using Signal. You are welcome to follow us & install Signal if you don’t want to be hacked. Signal is the best messaging app for privacy conscious people!
Today lots of people are wasting their precious time on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Viber & WhatsApp with useless chats & online gossip, spreading fake news & infinite scrolling their feed again & again. In order to put a check on this malpractice, country Uganda is planning a never heard & seen solution – Tax Social Media Users! Under the brand new “Social Media Tax Method” a daily tax of $0.05 per mobile phone subscriber shall be charged from the people for using social media services. The method is the result of Uganda president’s ideology that “idle talk on social media is costing the country much-needed time & income“. Well, we hope that on roll-out, the new idea will help Uganda to rationalize the social media use in the country & will also help the country financially!
It’s simple psychology! When you install Facebook (it’s factory installed now!), notifications are turned on by default. Every time you see a notification it triggers one neuro-chemical in your brain called ‘Dopamine’ which increases your curiosity & compel you to check the notification. After, checking notification, ‘Dopamine’ releases which makes You feel good! Every like, every notification, every comment & share you get, your “Dopamine Feeling” gets a boost & you become addicted to that feeling. Now when you want to quit it, you simply find it hard.
References: Sponsored by Calm Social Media.