Organic Apps vs. Junk Apps #1

So what defines Organic Apps?

Let’s start by understanding what are non-organic apps, or should we call them Junk Apps?

Connectivity addiction happens when we consume junk apps that boost our ego, make us slaves to our smartphones, and use our data to sell to advertisers, and harm our privacy in other ways.

Here are few examples for what Junk Apps do:

  • Push Notifications┬ámake us deal with unimportant stuff when we are busy with something important.
  • Students have hard time to learn to their exams since they visit addictive apps time and again.
  • At the office, people are having a hard time concentrating on their tasks.
  • Multiple people contact us via multiple apps – messenger, whatsapp, facebook, etc – sometimes all at the same time. Which mean we do not give them the right respect and response they deserve.

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On the way to Organic Apps #1

Until we figure out the best way to get to pure organic connectivity, I decided to test few things on myself.

In each test, I will try a small step that might help me regain the relaxed yet connected life I wish for myself and others.

One of the annoying things about the smartphone addiction is how it affects my mornings rituals. I’m an early waker. Always was, probably always will be. I wake up around 7AM whether or not I partied last night. Sometimes I wish I could sleep longer, but what can you do, no one is perfect…

I have a cellphone for the last 15 years or so. And one of the things I’ve learnt – because of my early wake – is that I have to take care of my sleeping hours. Meaning that before I get myself under the blanket, I am closing my windows, the door, and also put my phone on Silent Mode. The silent mode helps me not to wake up from stupid phone alerts in the middle of the night.

But since I got my smartphone, this is how my morning ritual looks like:

– I wake up at 7AM with the alarm clock app

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My Name is Lior and I’m a Smartphone Addict

I admit it – I’m a smartphone addict. First thing in the morning, last before I fall asleep – I’m checking my phone. Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Tech News and other apps – they got me hooked.

I look around me, and I see other people like me. And not only my age – my mom is addicted as well, my young nephews LOVE their dad’s phone and iPad and will use every chance to play with it.

It’s not news we are addicted to our phones. You can see it in every cafe, in the streets, in the office, and, well – good thing toilet walls are blocking me from see you there with your iPhone in your hands.

This has got to stop.

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