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Fight Tech with Tech: Take Control of Your Digital Environment

Pamela Fox
July 18, 2018
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Fight Tech with Tech: Take Control of Your Digital Environment

Taking a break from your always-connected computer and phone can do wonders for your state of mind. But what happens when you inevitably return to the digital realm, and find yourself in a world of advertisements, polarized comment threads, and endless sources of instant gratification? Good news: there's an app for that! Actually, there are a growing number of tools to help you personalize your internet experience to be better for your mental health -- and if there isn't one that meets your needs, you just might be able to code one yourself.

Pamela Fox

July 18, 2018
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  1. TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT FIGHT TECH WITH TECH!

  2. Me & Tech: We go way back… Middle school High

    school College
  3. 2016: It was time to retreat… …for 4 months! nyingmainstitute.com

  4. Watching the mind while… Meditating Sweeping Washing Dishes Yoga’ing Painting

    Eavesdropping
  5. Eavesdropping Yes,

  6. I want to be A Good Person© I want to

    feel safe! Why, mind, why?
  7. CHANGE MY ENVIRONMENT! It was time to…

  8. Ah, the sound of silence…

  9. What did I learn?

  10. BACK TO THE REAL WORLD - Oh noes! Retreat over

    -
  11. BACK TO THE REAL WORLD Friends! Dancing! Costumes!

  12. I was avoiding one thing….

  13. or…

  14. TECHNOLOGY IS A TOOL Why not both? And tools can

    be used for good or bad.
  15. Coding is so fun!

  16. Except when… Agghhh, this is hard.

  17. DISTRACTION TIME! Just A Tab Away

  18. They lure you in…

  19. …whether you like it or not humanetech.com/app-ratings

  20. CHANGE MY ENVIRONMENT! It was time to…

  21. No News is Good News (for me) sudo vi /etc/hosts

  22. “Never read comments on the internet.” - Someone Famous https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hide-comments-everywhere/bmhkdngdngchlneelllmdennfpmepbnc

  23. FACEBOOK Oh,

  24. Bye bye, News feed! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kill-news-feed/hjobfcedfgohjkaieocljfcppjbkglfd

  25. YouTube “Recommendations”, everywhere!

  26. Ah, white space! ytd-browse[role="main"][page-subtype="home"] #contents { visibility: hidden !important; }

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-unhooked/fkhfakakdbjcdipdgnbfngaljiecclaf
  27. Medium But I just came here to write…

  28. Aw, how kind of you to ask! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chaldheffndbdmcoehdjhdllpnchffdo

  29. Twitter Okay, so I’m anti-social…

  30. Mirror media! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/imcokhibdjkdgepeadnipppignmnicnb

  31. Tech to Fight Tech There’s so much more… habitlab.stanford.edu humanetech.com

  32. TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT FIGHT TECH WITH TECH!

    P.S. You can also use non-tech to fight tech, like meditative and attention training practices, but that’s a talk for another day….