Is an electronic device inhibiting your rest? Scrolling through texts, emails, photos, news, commentaries, history, videos of animals, music, kids, events, fails, successes, movies, trailers, comedy, quizzes, surveys, recipes, advertisements and on and on. They keep coming. Conducting an online search is like looking for a needle in a mega-digital-haystack. Shopping online brings options galore: not only new, used, free, or from where, but also, brands, ratings, and reviews. When I do searches on line, it seems the algorithms will keep steering me for weeks to come. If I decide to buy online, I may have to make an account, login and check that I agree to terms and conditions that I do not fully understand. I think I let the algorithms follow my shopping and send me suggestions that I don't want. And there are also scams and phishing looming? Ugh.
I don't think the companies who create the algorithms to keep me scrolling care one bit about my rest. I care about my rest. I have noticed that when I am on an electronic device into the later evening, I have more trouble falling asleep. I think I read about that--online.
I often don't read the things I wanted to read when I first sat down at the computer, because I get distracted and find a virtual rabbit hole to go into. I have things I want to do using my electronic device, including communicate with friends and family, maintain a website and blog, write and edit, and keep up with finances, health, and other responsibilities.
I am going to post this on my digital blog and promote it through digital social media and emails. To be honest I don't do marketing or sales well. I don't like it. My hope is that we all get rest from scrolling and endless digital attention grabbers. -Linda T. Hurd
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Linda T. Hurd.