Digital Minimalism

Why I read the book

I first read this book in January 2019 and after the holidays it felt like a good choice to start the year with to re-focus.

What I liked

I really connect with Newport’s goal of limiting technology and using it only when necessary. I quit Facebook six years ago, stopped using Instagram last year, and now Twitter is on the way out. Newport quotes someone who realized after a digital detox that their motivation for checking social media went away. I totally agree.

What I didn’t like

There wasn’t much that I didn’t like. This was my second reading so I skimmed the beginning where he is making the case that social media is bad for your brain.

My review

I give the book 5 out of 5 iPhones📱.

I think I’ll re-read this book at the beginning of each year to quell any techno-addiction that rises up in me.

This was my 2nd book 2020.