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Social media kills young people. It is responsible for teen suicide epidemic.

The shocking truth is that we knew about this since the 18th century.


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Human brain vs machine intelligence sumo not a fair fight graphic

AI and human weaknesses


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algorithm of you graphic techdetoxbox.com

Behind every piece of content we see is a manipulative AI algorithm that seeks to modify our behavior in some way.

The Algorithm of You can program your behavior for any outcome.


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screen time moderation graphic techdetoxbox.com

Screen time moderation

Neither abstinence nor binging is the solution.


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Notification toggle for tech addiction on or off techdetoxbox

Digital media creators designed your user interface to get you addicted to their products.

Here are the simple hacks and reasons to fight back.

Turn off notifications

  • By exploiting a cognitive bias in your brain that prioritizes unfinished business. A notification creates a “to do” item in the back of your head that would occupy your mental real estate until you address it.
  • By giving your brain addictive dopamine hits with what is called “random rewards” — those pings and buzzes are unpredictable, you don’t know what each one is about — all the more exciting to find out. …


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How can we break bad digital habits that have taken over our lives?


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Digital goals progress tracker psychology
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Goals and the Attention Economy


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Human stick figures in the Martix background
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A perfect setup for AI-driven digital media that was fiercely competing for limited human attention with all it’s got — apps, social media, news, video games — across multiple screens.


Facebook as a spiderweb of social manipulation tools
Facebook as a spiderweb of social manipulation tools
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How exactly does social media hijack our psychology?


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Child sitting on the steps looking at the phone with text Always On: Technology, stress and anxiety
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Technology and the mental health crisis

A risk assessment is performed when a student is considered at risk for self-harm. It’s part of the suicide prevention program. …

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TechDetox Mom

Mom of 3, practitioner of the craft of screen time. Founded the blog www.TechDetoxBox.com to help protect human well-being from the power of addictive tech.

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