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Should meditation apps use persuasive technology?
Commercial apps are often built using persuasive technology to increase engagement time and convert users to paying customers. Meditation and mindfulness apps are no exception, but it is ethical (and effective) for these apps to use persuasive tech?
Review: Gaia – Conscious Media, Streaming Yoga Videos, and More
Gaia is a member-supported website and mobile phone application that offers a large variety of ad-free mindfulness resources that include guided meditations, yoga videos, spiritual documentaries, and more. Is it worth the membership? Let’s find out.
Nir Eyal’s Indistractable
Nir Eyal’s previous book Hooked became a must-read for startup founders looking to capture an audience for their product. Eyal’s follow up book, Indistractable, focuses on the strategies to avoid distraction whilst using the apps and services that are designed to capture our attention. Our review and summary covers the main points.
Frontal Fatigue by Mark D. Rego, MD – Review & Summary
Psychiatrist Dr Mark Rego’s book Frontal Fatigue examines the mental health impact of modern life and modern technology. How can tech usage push the brain’s pre-frontal cortex to exhaustion, what does this mean, and what can we do about it?