We Cease All Social Media Activity

 

At Kensho Life we are committed to sharing and spreading well-being practices that improve and create value for the community as well as for ourselves.

Social drug.

Social drug.

Considering the growing body of studies (references below) that evidences:

  • the harmful effects on well-being through continued use of social media as currently designed,

  • the negative impact on democracy through the manipulation of public opinion, and

  • the disregard of the owners to acknowledge or do anything about it,

we cannot keep using it without going directly against our own principles and mission. Hence we are ceasing all activity on Instagram/Facebook until there is a substantial change of policies and attitude, and when the science can support its benefits for the users at large. We are not against the technology and its actual and potential benefits, but currently we feel these are far outweighed by its damaging effects.

If you’re interested in keeping up with our regular news and free publications, you can sign up directly through our website kensho.life, alternatively send us an email at hello@kensho.life

Many thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

REFERENCES

Videos:

https://www.ted.com/talks/cal_newport_why_you_should_quit_social_media  

https://www.ted.com/talks/tristan_harris_the_manipulative_tricks_tech_companies_use_to_capture_your_attention

https://www.ted.com/talks/scott_galloway_how_amazon_apple_facebook_and_google_manipulate_our_emotions

https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy

https://www.ted.com/talks/zeynep_tufekci_we_re_building_a_dystopia_just_to_make_people_click_on_ads

Articles and studies:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327064/   

https://childmind.org/article/is-social-media-use-causing-depression/  

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2167702617723376

https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/10.1521/jscp.2018.37.10.751

https://childmind.org/article/how-using-social-media-affects-teenagers/  

https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/jscp.2014.33.8.701

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S174014451730517X#!

https://www.psycom.net/social-media-teen-mental-health

https://childmind.org/article/is-social-media-use-causing-depression/

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/319011

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S174014451730517X#!

 
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