DEEP QUESTIONS

Ep. 295: Artists Revolt Against Social Media

In this episode Cal takes a closer look at a growing trend of artists quitting social media and instead reverting to old fashioned websites. Are these acts of principled sacrifice or a sustainable way to be creative online? Cal argues for the latter, showing how the internet without social media curation algorithms can be a place of rich discovery and audience building. He then takes questions on similar topics and ends by playing a few rounds of “deep or crazy” during the final segment.

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DEEP DIVE:

– A Quiet Revolt Against Social Media [7:36]

QUESTIONS:

– Is my deep living too extreme? [45:07]
– LinkedIn is getting toxic. Should I quit that too? [47:39]
– Where do online articles fit into the life of a digital minimalist? [51:11]
– Did Cal design the specifications for the hardcover copy of “Slow Productivity”? [54:11]
– How do I not feel overwhelmed by online content after a Digital Declutter? [58:07]
– CALL: Obsessing over quality [1:01:12]

CASE STUDY:

– Applying lessons from “Digital Minimalism” [1:06:30]

FINAL SEGMENT:

– Deep or Crazy? [1:15:10]

YOUTUBE TITLE:

– Quitting Social Media: How To Declutter Life & Discover Your True Self Again | Cal Newport

LINKS:

Buy Cal’s latest book, “Slow Productivity” at www.calnewport.com/slow
https://peoplesbooktakoma.com/event/cal-newport/
https://twitter.com/HumanitiesGU/status/1772436799727472942
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3h9gV_z8OM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV6BbPTN5PQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0RqucKwIcw

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