the question they ask

Why did you get rid of your social media?

A more fair question to ask back is, “why didn’t you get rid of yours?” We’re at a place, informationally, where the second question makes more sense.

I haven’t written much about the Attention Economy, but slowly have been buying back my shares. We are the product in the Attention Economy. Tech and social media companies are paying billions for our time and attention.

And the things we lose when we sell our attention and time to the altar of the screen…

So, why haven’t you gotten rid of yours, I ask, genuinely.

Some get rid of their smartphones for the same reason- “there has to be a better way”, they say.

And there is.

Because how long do you think it will be before the majority begins to ask,” why didn’t you get rid of your smartphone…”

Author: Ben Fridge

thecollegeminimalist.com

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