This book would have difficulty gaining traction during the halcyon days of social media. As it is, the tide seemed to have turned these days, with many people “threatening” to delete their Facebook profile.
According to Cal Newport, a digital minimalist is someone who “can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience.” He doesn’t experience “fear of missing out” because he already knows “which activities provides them with meaning and satisfaction.”
If you’re one of those people who has second thoughts about the digital age, Digital Minimalism will resonate with you. The author provides many practical tips on how you can embrace the philosophy of digital minimalism and be more deliberate with how you spend your time.
Obviously, not everyone can go with this flow because some habits are just too hard to break.