Technology

Bad News: Reading the News Too Much Is Terrible For Your Mental Health

"Some people get a little too caught up in the news, right? Not you, of course.... just in case, you might want to check into a new study from Taylor and Francis, that found compulsive news consumption is a true terror for your mental health and even takes a toll on your physical health." - Relevant

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‘I Lost My Mom to Facebook’ How to Shepherd a Flock Being Formed by Algorithms

"Pastors need to be aware that every day of the week their church members are being instructed—and, most likely, their mentor is an algorithm. Is it any surprise that the human shepherds are losing to the digital ones?" - TGC

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Review: God, Technology, and the Christian Life

"many Christians get hung up on the most powerful technologists in the world who are inventing the most threatening innovation on earth.... Reckoning with God’s power over big tech is essential for many Christians who must resolve this obstacle before they can see and worship God for the tens of thousands of innovations they use every day.” - Ref21

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Put Not Thy Trust in Technology (Social Media as a Tower of Babel)

"The post-Babel situation is, according to Haidt, a disaster and the 'best metaphor he has encountered' for 'the fractured country we now inhabit.' Haidt imagines the post-Babel world to be one in which people wandered amid the ruins of the destroyed city 'unable to communicate, condemned to mutual incomprehension.'" - Law & Liberty

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Pew: How parents’ views of their kids’ screen time, social media use changed during COVID-19

"Among parents who had a child age 5 to 11 at the outset of the pandemic, the share who said this child used TikTok rose 11 percentage points (21% in 2020 to 32% in 2021). For parents with a child who was younger than 5 at the time of the first interview, there was a 4-point uptick from 1% to 5%." - Pew

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