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Recommendations I’m Pondering: “the Shallows” Cont’d

  1. Cultivate idleness. Each time you’re not doing anything try to enjoy it. Don’t open BookFace mobile on the iPhone. Don’t open Twitter mobile.
  2. Manage your ingress points: don’t open the aggregator site and let its promise distract you
  3. Work in discrete units of time during which you turn off the information drug sites: Facebook, Digg, Reddit. A tool that sets 40 minute work sessions per hour (See: Pomodoro Method) that also blocks your most distracting sites might exist
  4. Backlog links into a text file out of your “to be viewed” tab list. Close the tab after you’ve copied the URL in. Delete the file in 6 months time. These were all updates you didn’t need, obviously, but that you let control you

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