When it comes to social media many of us are, for want of a better word, addicted. The average person has roughly five social
Visitors get a free beer (on one condition).
Britain’s smallest pub has started serving its first pints in a shed smaller than a snooker table. The tiny bar, which “fits
Thanks to the dawning of the age of technology, I was never alone. I sought solace on the Internet. Ostracised from my peers in the real world, I found many a friend on the web - most of whom shared similar stories to mine.
Check out of Facebook and Instagram. Check back into your life.
As many as 15 million people in the UK have admitted to taking a “digital detox” after becoming addicted to the internet
Many Millenials now complain that they don't have sufficient sex according to a recent US report. I wonder why, because this contradicts the perception of the Millenials as the 'hook-up' generation.
Now put down that phone and enjoy your life.
Technology is making us sleep less and work more.
Taken at face value, Ofcom's recent report on the nation's addiction to the internet might seem like the stuff of a dystopian nightmare: we spend a full day a week online, over half of us feel "hooked" to the internet. It's all very scary and if we're being honest, it's all total nonsense... A digital detox will do nothing to make you happier, it's essentially cutting your nose to spite your face, and then the moment it's over you'll just go back to the way you are. Instead you need to change the way you use the internet. Hold it to account. Demand better of it.
We’re officially a nation of screen junkies. Adults in the UK spend an average of one day a week - 25 hours - online, according
Some 15 million people in the UK have admitted to taking a “digital detox” after becoming addicted to the internet, according
We've all been in a bar and bemoaned the surrounding tables of people who are more interested in their Facebook feed, than the friend sitting opposite them. Entire dinner times lost scrolling through the internet making you wonder why they bothered even coming out at all?
Augmented reality is here, and is already having a strong impact on everyone's lives, including those who never played a video game in their lives and never heard about augmented reality...
2. Being naked is terrifying.
The average Brit owns 1,000 items and checks their phone 200 hundred times a day. It's pretty excessive, to say the least
I literally look down all the time. We have become a look down generation, void of eye contact and passing conversation. I can't walk to or from the station/office/shop/pub without checking my notifications which then spark an urgency to respond and engage. I'm dismissive of, and frustrated by strangers. I'm grumpy and permanently tired.
A spring detox is just what the doctored ordered. Time to for us all to emerge from Winter hibernation into carving out space and time to recharge our batteries, ready for the Summer. Summer, a time when moods lighten, our social lives increase (in my case, my children's social lives go off the scale) and the work days get that just that little bit longer.
Most companies I worked for expected their employees to be accessible by email, skype or phone both during and outside of the working hours. In other words, I had to constantly check my devices to make sure I don't miss anything important.
The most amazing thing about being aware of your digital usage and understanding your boundaries is that it doesn't matter if you slip off the wagon! There are always going to be times when your usage increases but the key to be aware and adjust your usage where necessary.