Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

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I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account.

At the moment, this makes me an outlier, but I think many more people should follow my lead and quit these services. There are many issues with social media, from its corrosion of civic life to its cultural shallowness, but the argument I want to make here is more pragmatic: You should quit social media because it can hurt your career… More at The New York Times.

Interesting views in the above article and in particular the comment below-

The idea of purposefully introducing into my life a service designed to fragment my attention is as scary to me as the idea of smoking would be to an endurance athlete, and it should be to you if you’re serious about creating things that matter.



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  1. I have a Facebook page but only so old friends might find me if they’re looking. I do nothing with it. I’m not on Twitter or any of the other social sites. The rest of the Internet takes enough of my time. Besides, what that comment said about fragmenting my attention is exactly how I feel.

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