MY BRAIN HAS TOO MANY TABS OPEN
What are you willing to lose for a connected life?
We lead disoriented digital lives that wreak havoc on our offline existence. Strange new social norms and harmful habits are warping the fabric of our daily lives. Friendships, wealth, even our ethics, are each being tested as we balance technology’s benefits against its mounting cost. My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open explores the escalating impact of classic digital dilemmas and offers a toolkit for anyone who has lost their way.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Through client confessions and eye-opening research, Tanya investigates our tech-versus-life experiences, unravels their surprising and devastating consequences, and tells us how to do better. “
Whether you are dealing with a partner who is mindlessly scrolling rather than listening to you (phubbing), flooding social media with your child’s image (sharenting), or panicking whenever you misplace your phone (nomophobia), learn how to recognise and label dependent behaviours – both of yourself and others – and find actionable answers in this book.
Complete with diagnostic guides to tell-tale signs and a manifesto for improved digital citizenship, the book investigates life, love and work versus tech and offers the conversation-starting vocabulary we so desperately need to get to grips with our brave new digital world, and exist in it happily.
Learn how to recognise and label dependent behaviours – both of yourself and others – and find actionable answers in this book.
Doomscrolling – endlessly consuming doom-and-gloom news, a habit perpetuated by attention-seeking algorithms that triggers anxiety and depression
Comparison Culture – 52% of teens feel less confident because of feeling inadequate when comparing their social media profiles with other people’s
Vampire Shoppers – dead-of-night, sleepless shoppers who spend a third more than daytime shoppers, and range from nocturnal gamers to exhausted parents
Digital Legacies– before the end of the century there could be 4.9 billion deceased internet users, yet only 7% of us want our online profiles maintained after death
Cyberchondria – Dr Google is causing a wave of misdiagnoses from anxious searchers, with 35% of all US adults among this number
And many more inside ‘My Brain has Too Many Tabs Open’…