MY BRAIN HAS TOO MANY TABS OPEN
What are you willing to lose for a connected life? My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open explores the cost that our digital life inflicts on our offline existence, and offers a toolkit to anyone who has lost their way.
With our online and offline worlds inextricably linked, strange new social norms and harmful habits are warping the very fabric of our daily lives. 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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Alarming, informative and galvanising. ” The Telegraph
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, this habit-improving bible offers the conversation-starting vocabulary we so desperately need to understand and untangle our relationship with technology for a more humane world.
“Learn how to recognise and label dependent behaviours – both of yourself and others – and find actionable answers.”
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’…