Tanya writes regularly on tech ethics, digital wellbeing, digital detox, Big Tech, screen-life balance, cybersafety, AI, persuasive tech, the attention economy and other topical issues related to the digital world.

Beware ‘Bossware’

Bossware, proliferating since the pandemic, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to manage or monitor a company’s employees. It’s not infallible.

read more

The Social Nyet-Work

Russia’s blocking of Facebook and Twitter is part of a bigger ideological battle to control the free internet which may create a ‘splinternet’.

read more


Tanya is the author of three books on our complicated relationship with technology:

My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’, Off.’ and Stop Staring at Screens’ are all out now. 

My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open

“Highly readable…attainable and realistic ways to reduce technology use and alleviate the burdens it can place on us as individuals and on our relationships.”

OFF: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life

"She presents simple ideas alongside practical suggestions for how to implement them - leaving you inspired and motivated by the end."

Stop Staring at Screens!

"Perhaps the best compliment I can pay this is that as soon as I started reading this, my 13-year-old son started looking over my shoulder, and in short order said, "I want to read this as soon as you're done. And I want to do this."