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Concentration, Distraction & Focus

Intro: Media, Social Media, and Distractions

Would quitting Instagram make us happier?  Why people quit the app and how they felt afterward

Relationship Between Smart Phones and Mental Health

Ledger of Harms from the Center for Humane Technology 

The companies that created social media and consumer-facing mobile tech have benefited our lives enormously. But even with the best intentions, these companies are under pressure from shareholders to prioritize product usage and growth, creating a race for attention that has unleashed invisible harms in society.
Center for Humane Technology - The Problem of the Attention Economy
A study in 2012 estimated that businesses in the U.S. lose $650 billion a year because of social media, which could only be worse today.

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