How much time do you spend staring at a screen? Maybe it’s not your fault. Maybe the internet is designed to be addictive. Ned takes a look at the issue, and we send our producers down a digital rabbit hole to show you how we all get sucked in. Learn about a wonderful new invention that can help you unplug but stay connected, and why a digital detox should be part of your regular diet.
What’s your digital rabbit hole? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and you might be included in a future show!
Links from this show:
Michael Schulson’s article, If the Internet Is Addictive Why Don’t We Regulate It?; https://aeon.co/essays/if-the-internet-is-addictive-why-don-t-we-regulate-it
Go light with The Light Phone; http://www.thelightphone.com/
Susan Scutti’s article, Digital Detox; What It Is and Why You Need One http://www.medicaldaily.com/digital-detox-what-it-and-why-you-need-one-free-yourself-stress-and-anxiety-365784
Take the safe driving pledge at Distraction.gov: http://www.distraction.gov/
This episode was originally released in May 2016.