I recently wrote an article in MercatorNet about ways you can take back your time by taking control of your technology. This starts by recognizing that our smart phones and the apps that we seemingly can’t live without are designed to hook us. The goal is to get us to stay on the app for as long as possible. This makes advertisers happy, and this provides useful information that companies like Facebook and Google can then sell.
Our laptops, cell phones, and the apps that they house can either be tools or treats. They can either serve us or we can serve them.