If we all make choices that reflect the technology we want to see in the world, we can regain control and together change the way technology is built. Grab a friend or family member today and join the movement by starting with your own devices.
Don’t just default―reboot and rewire your experience with your technology with these actions:
Notifications appear in red dots because red is a trigger color that instantly draws our attention. Avoid being lured back into apps that profit off your attention and reclaim your time by turning off notifications.
Delete apps that profit off of addiction, distraction, outrage, polarization, and misinformation.
Many apps can help you do more of what matters to you and spend time disconnected from technology.
We vote with our clicks. Don't support sites that pollute our cultural environment with vitriol via clickbait and outrage.
Social media serves us content we already agree with to keep us online longer, eroding our ability to engage with people who don’t share our views. To solve problems from poverty to racism to climate change, we have to come together and expose ourselves to different perspectives.
Social media profits off hate and anger because it generates more engagement. Let’s fight back with love.
We use our phones and news feeds from the moment we wake up, to falling asleep, and even in the bathroom.
Take one full day off your phone and social media per week. It’s not only good for you―if everyone did this, it would reduce the total time spent on social media companies by 15%, hurting their bottom line.
If you receive 100 comments on a public post and 99 are positive and one is negative, which do you focus on? Our brains not only focus on negative things people say about us, but we loop on them even after we turn away from our tech.
Don’t force your local newspaper to play social media’s clickbait game. Support your local newspaper directly by paying for a subscription so that we can remain the customer, not the product. Democracy doesn’t work without healthy journalism.
Changing our own use isn’t enough. We all have a role to play in redesigning the future of technology.
Learn more about the toxic harms of social media business models from our Ledger of Harms.
Join Upcoming Conversations to connect with other citizens who are concerned about this global problem.
Raise your voice and demand policymakers and future presidential administrations push for Comprehensive Humane Technology Reform.