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Our Phone Addiction Isn’t a Hobby, But It Might support One

[A hobby] should make existence feel fuller and richer. [Scrolling] will more likely make you feel drained of some fundamental life force. Like any addiction, it takes more than it gives.

No, scrolling through social media is not a ‘hobby’ – when did we forget the joy of proper pastimes? | The Independent

Should we quit our phones?

The solution is not to get rid of this technology; it provides enormous value. So the question is: How do we support that value without bringing along all the baggage?

Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit | ScienceDaily

[…] in the strict medical sense, no, you are not addicted to your smartphone.

Scroll on: why your screen-time habits aren’t as bad as you think they are | Digital media | The Guardian

Screen time suffers from a bad reputation

[…] we’re repeatedly exposed to very strong negative stories about the impact of screens in the media, which changes our attitudes towards them, and in turn ends up colouring our own personal experiences.

Scroll on: why your screen-time habits aren’t as bad as you think they are | Digital media | The Guardian

[…] the amount of time we spend on some form of screen-based technology does not really tell us anything about what we are doing with that time, the quality of the content we are consuming, why we are consuming it, or the context in which we are using it.

Scroll on: why your screen-time habits aren’t as bad as you think they are | Digital media | The Guardian

Our screen time can be meaningful

[…] researchers saw that participants found meaning in a diverse set of experiences, particularly when apps let them connect to the real world.

Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit | ScienceDaily

It isn’t about how much we use our screens, it’s about what we use them for

How much time do I spend with this app and how much of that time is actually invested in something lasting that transcends this specific moment of use?

Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit | ScienceDaily

People have a pretty good sense of what matters to them. They can try to tailor what’s on their phone to support the things that they find meaningful.

Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit | ScienceDaily

Mindful screen time is likely to be shorter


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