It’s kind of funny your reading about quitting Social Media while I post this on Social Media… I’ve come to love the writings of Dr. Cal Newport. Today’s video is a Ted Talk Cal gave explaining why quitting social media is good for all of us.
Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace and that the ability to concentrate without distraction is becoming increasingly valuable. He previously wrote So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice, and three popular books of unconventional advice for students.