The internet is filled with Junk Food. Here’s a tool to help slim down you junk consumption.

The internet is filled with Junk Food. Here’s a tool to help slim down you junk consumption.

Four years ago, I started writing a book about educational technology.  At that point, I believed that the only thing that could save education was technology.  I felt that we needed EVERY student and teacher to be taught how to use technology.

Today, I believe that we need to start teaching our kids how to NOT use computers.

Because the corporations beat the schools to the punch, the internet is now a fertile playground for advertisers.  The way that we’re fed information is solely based on what we click on most.  There’s so many techniques that are being exploited be reputable news outlets.  We are constantly being fed affirmations instead of factual journalism.

In his book, THE INFORMATION DIET, Clay A. Johnson lays out the case for healthy consumption.

This video sums it up in 60 seconds.

I’ve been trying out the software that Johnson recommends – I am now able to monitor and limit the types of content that I’m consuming. I’ll be posting in a week about the results of my experimenting.

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