The WizeGuys
The WizeGuys
Aug 12, 2021
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Part 2
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In this episode we’re going to follow-up on Part 1 of our conversation on social media. This week we’re going to hit home a bit and talk about how addicted we are to the media, and then offer some suggestions on how to detox. Whoa, here we go, another big-time strap in time this week, Stu…
 What is the roguish way to alter the future?
Addict: : “one exhibiting a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity.”
The Power
Realize how powerless we are and have given over our power to SM et. al.
Seek the strength of a higher power
Better use of your time?
Target your focus/relationships/conversations away from SM (The Social Dilemma documentary on Netflix)
Turn Off Notifications
Remove Toxic Apps
Remove Facebook → Message friends with (Signal)‍
Remove TikTok → Send video messages by direct text or with (Marco Polo)‍
Remove Snapchat → Get creative in Text instead‍
Remove Instagram → Use (VSCO) for photography
Download Helpful Tools
Get more sleep and remove blue light → (Flux)‍
Track your screen time and change habits → ( Moment)‍
Reduce distractions → (News Feed Eradicator)‍
Stay focused on your goals → (Flipd)‍
Practice mindfulness → (Insight Timer)
Eliminate Outrage from Your Diet
We vote with our clicks. Don't support sites that pollute our cultural environment with vitriol via clickbait and outrage.
‍Unfollow outrage-chasing voices on Twitter → Use (iUnfollow)
     to clean up your Following. Start fresh and intentionally choose the voices you expose yourself to‍
Unfollow outrage driven Facebook Groups →Check your (Groups) > Settings > Following‍
Remove sharply polarized media outlets from your news feed. Follow Voices you Disagree With.
‍Check news sites whose perspectives you disagree with → (AllSides)
gives readers a cross-partisan view of world events covered by the media, and sustains itself on a consciously created hybrid revenue model to avoid bias and clickbait incentives.
Be Compassionate
Pause → Remember there’s a real person behind the screen: Don’t be so quick to unfollow or publicly argue with someone who posts something you disagree with‍.
Try a private message to ask why they feel that way, with genuine curiosity and a desire to understand.
Set Boundaries
‍Clear your morning and evenings → Set clear bounded blocks of time without technology‍
Device-free dinners → Play a game where the first person to check their device does the dishes‍.
Create a shared charging station at home → Charge your family's phones away from bedrooms overnight‍.
Buy a separate alarm clock → Wake up without getting sucked into your phone first thing in the morning
Fully Disconnect 1 Day Per Week
‍Pick a date and let your friends and family know you’ll be offline → Or better yet, invite them to join you
Remember the Positive
Take screenshots of the positive messages you receive to store in a folder on your phone → Let the rest go. Tech warps how our brains receive feedback, and we can fight back by remembering the positive.
Practice cultivating gratitude for others and using technology to share your love → Send a special video to a friend with (Tribute) or (Montage)
Support Local Journalism
Don’t force your local newspaper to play social media’s clickbait game. Support your local newspaper directly by paying for a subscription so that we can remain the customer, not the product. Democracy doesn’t work without healthy...
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