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Increasing awareness of our relationship with digital technologies
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How Apple Is Invading Our Bodies

"The Apple Watch represents a redrawing of the map that locates technology in one place and our bodies in another."
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Facebook Admits Too Much Facebook Probably Isn’t Healthy | TechCrunch

Facebook Admits Too Much Facebook Probably Isn’t Healthy | TechCrunch | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
I can't tell if this is a major social media gaffe by social media itself, or the most honest thing Facebook has ever said. Maybe it's both. Last night Facebook's official Facebook Page shared this: "Birthday cakes are made for people to be together.
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Tweens' Secret Lives Online

Tweens' Secret Lives Online | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
As families grapple with how to use social media safely, marketers are working to create social networks and interactive applications for kids that parents will approve.
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Dump Facebook, Keep Your Friends: A Step-By-Step Guide

Dump Facebook, Keep Your Friends: A Step-By-Step Guide | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
You don't have to say goodbye to your friends in order to keep the good parts of Facebook and avoid the constant distraction. Here's a step-by-step guide to leaving Facebook without deleting your online social life.
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Your Brain on Facebook

Your Brain on Facebook | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
While Facebook's rise took many by surprise, its success was little surprise to the hundreds of researchers who study social interactions in neuroscience labs across the country.
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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? | Video on TED.com

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? | Video on TED.com | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
TED Talks As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other?
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GPS for the Soul: A Killer App for Better Living

GPS for the Soul: A Killer App for Better Living | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
I'm delighted to announce that HuffPost is at work on an app we call "GPS for the Soul." I hope it will be just the beginning of our journey to reconnect with ourselves, our creativity, our intuition, and our wisdom.
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Are We Losing the Magic of Play in a Digital World?

Are We Losing the Magic of Play in a Digital World? | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
If we drive children away from their innate needs to go within themselves to reflect and imagine, we'll be losing something of our humanity. Are we looking up from our screens often enough -- and teaching our children to do so?
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Your Brain on Technology: This is why you can't sleep!

Your Brain on Technology: This is why you can't sleep! | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Do you wake up feeling tired in the morning? Are you feeling a little sluggish throughout the day? You're not alone and the problem is right in your hands.
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TechCrunch | Asana and Orchestra Help Me Slowly Regain Control of Email

TechCrunch | Asana and Orchestra Help Me Slowly Regain Control of Email | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
This is not a rant against email. There are plenty of those out there. This is a story of hope.
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'Plug In Better': A Manifesto

'Plug In Better': A Manifesto | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
The trick isn't to unplug from our devices -- it's to unplug from the distractions, information overload, and trash that make us unhappy.
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'Hamlet's BlackBerry': To Surf Or Not To Surf? : NPR

Welcome to the 21st century, where we're all connected, all the time.
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Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away…

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away… | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement. I am …
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Silicon Valley Worries About Addiction to Devices

Silicon Valley Worries About Addiction to Devices | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
Computers, smartphones and other gadgets have made life easier, but now tech firms are worried that they may be harming people.
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Google’s Eric Schmidt and the curse of constant connection

Google’s Eric Schmidt and the curse of constant connection | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
The curse of constant connection....
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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.
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The Flight From Conversation

The Flight From Conversation | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
We use technology to keep one another at distances we can control: not too close, not too far, just right: the Goldilocks effect.
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Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?

Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive? | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
Mobile devices have exacerbated an always-on work culture where employees work anytime, anywhere. They've contributed to the blurred distinction between when you're "on the clock" and when you're not.
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Digital Nation - Life On The Virtual Frontier | FRONTLINE | PBS

Digital Nation - Life On The Virtual Frontier | FRONTLINE | PBS | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
A TV/Web report on the digital revolution and how it's changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more.
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Fear of Missing Out, Lately?

Fear of Missing Out, Lately? | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
Urban Dictionary says that FOMO stands for "the fear that if you miss a party or an event you will miss out on something great." As in: "I can't decide if I should go out tonight, but I know that if I don't, I'll get a chronic FOMO."...
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Aspen Ideas Festival - Information Overload

Aspen Ideas Festival - Information Overload | Conscious Computing | Scoop.it
Linda Stone and William Powers discuss the perils of being plugged in and connected all of the time. How is technology impacting our health?
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