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:
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Red is a trigger color that instantly draws our attention. Reclaim your time by turning off notifications.
Remove apps that profit off of addiction, distraction, outrage, polarization, and misinformation.
We’re not going to fix the problems of tech with more tech, but some tools are more helpful than others. Check out more useful tools at the bottom of this page.
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 compassion.
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 on social platforms by 15%, hurting their bottom line.
If you receive 99 positive comments on a post and 1 negative comment, which do you focus on? Our survival-biased brains tend to focus on the negative, 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 individual use isn’t enough. We all have a role to play in changing how tech is built and regulated. Together, we can rebuild the system.
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.
Demand government action to reduce the dangerous incentives of social media, towards humane technology.