Friday 20 July 2018

I switched off my smartphone. Come, join me...

Want to improve your memory, concentration and productivity? Then try going offline, writes Donal Lynch

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Donal Lynch

Donal Lynch

Is there a moment when you realise that you've become slightly brain damaged from social media? Or does the brain damage itself cloud the reality of the onset?

For years, I've had an inkling that I might be becoming an internet vegetable but the wake-up call came this past Christmas when I got a present of a book I had long wanted to read: Jonathan Franzen's Freedom.

Beside a cosy fire, I snuggled up and tried to get into it, but though I was turning the pages, I could hardly remember a word I had read.

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