The mindful.technology (“mindful dot technology”) website explores and reviews techniques and tools to help you stay focused whilst using devices including as smart phones, tablets, laptops, and smart watches. It can be difficult to use these devices without “getting lost” because many apps and websites are designed to be distracting and addicting. By contrast, mindful tech supports more intentional and happier living.
We are exploring the confluence of mindfulness with tech: discovering more mindful, focused, and task-oriented apps and websites. We believe that technology can and should be a force for good, but we need take care to develop healthy digital habits, such as digital detox and turning off notifications. We can also choose apps that are designed with our well-being in mind.
There are many terms for the topics we cover, including digital well-being, digital wellness, humane technology, digital mindfulness, and our own favorite “mindful technology” / “mindful tech”. We covered these definitions in the blog post What is mindful technology?.
If you are interested in contributing articles, either a one-off guest post or regular contributions, please get in touch. We pay for articles (the amount depends on topic, length, and your prior writing experience) plus we give you a link back to your website in the bio.
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How this site is financed
The initial launch of the site has been funded by me (Justin Emery), with a small investment of cash and a large investment of time, all of which has been made possible through my freelance software development work.
This website is not run primarily for profit, however I would like to earn something from it to help justify the many hours put into it and cover my website hosting costs.
This website does not show advertisements – that would be against the principle of less distracting tech espoused by this website.
In future I will be adding a way to donate monthly to support this site. Please sign up to the newsletter (see above) to hear when that is available.
You could also consider hiring me for a website or software development project, especially if your project is Humane Tech or otherwise related to the topics we write about on this website. See my freelance software development site for more details of what I can offer.
I believe in the free exchange of ideas, information, and cultural works, therefore I am making all articles on this site (unless otherwise indicated) available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. You can share or reuse the material without charge so long as an attribution (with link) is included. An attribution would look something like this:
Designed to distract by Justin Emery of mindful.technology is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
I’d still be interested to hear from you if you re-publish any of these articles.