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    The New York Times CompanyCal Newport1/25/196 min
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    • Florian
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      6 months ago

      a useful first step is to remove from your smartphone any apps that make money from your attention

      I like this

    • chrissetiana
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      6 months ago

      many people unintentionally exaggerate their need to constantly be available

      ...and present in their digital lives

    • KentFackenthall8 months ago

      Relevant even more so now than when Cal wrote it in 2019.

      • Human1234566 months ago

        Agree 100%. I read digital minimalism and it was really good, I have changed the way I use my phone, however have some things I still need to change.

    • deephdave
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      1 year ago

      Practically speaking, to be a minimalist smartphone user means that you deploy this device for a small number of features that do things you value (and that the phone does particularly well), and then outside of these activities, put it away. This approach dethrones this gadget from a position of constant companion down to a luxury object, like a fancy bike or a high-end blender, that gives you great pleasure when you use it but doesn’t dominate your entire day.