Is it Time to Reconsider Social Media?

Is it Time to Reconsider Social Media

Social media is ubiquitous in today’s society, but that doesn’t make it harmless.

That’s computer scientist Cal Newport’s argument for quitting all forms of social media. Newport is one of our favorite experts, author of several great books on education. In this TED Talk, he myth-busts the three most common objections to giving up social media; he also highlights the potential dangers of using these platforms.

We definitely agree that limiting time spent on social media can help with focus and productivity. Check out Newport’s talk and decide for yourself:

Watch the talk here.

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Jay B.

Jay Bacrania is the CEO of Signet Education. As a high schooler, Jay won awards for chemistry at the state level in his home state of Florida, and at Harvard, he initially studied physics. After graduating, Jay spent two years studying jazz trumpet at the Berklee College of Music.

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