In episode 173 of the Minimalists’ podcast, the Minimalists discuss digital clutter with Cal Newport based on his new book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (Portfolio, 2019). The discussion focuses a good deal on the negative impact of social media on our ability to focus on the work and relationships […]
Cal Newport reflects on the possibility of deleterious effects of social media on religious practice. In part, he comments: Courage, reassurance, revelation: these require a quiet mind capable of apophatic insight. One of the unintentional consequences of innovating an algorithmically-optimized, always-present source of attention-snagging noise is that this quiet disappears. For more, see Cal’s original […]
For a good while now, I’ve posted at least a couple times a day to different social media channels with helpful links and commentary I’ve found. This is changing (at least for now). Read on to find out how. Image via Unsplash What’s Staying the Same Each week, you can still expect an essay-type blog […]
Apparently, the Pope now has his own Twitter account from which he sent the following earlier this morning: https://twitter.com/Pontifex/status/278808536404852736 For a great deal more than 140 characters on the Pope’s tweet, see here.