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Even if I wanted a smartphone, how would I use it?

Smartphones aren’t evil, but for me, the cons far outweigh the pros. I don’t need a map to get around, I don’t need email everywhere I am, and apps don’t seem like they would qualitatively add to my life. For most situations, there is a non-smartphone solution. (My version of Yelp is to ask someone.) … Continue reading »

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Celebrate “Stop Messing Around With Your Phone” Day!

  When I was in high school, my friends and I invented a holiday. We called it National Bubble Day. Held rather arbitrarily on the third Friday in April, it was an excuse to bring those little bottles of soap bubbles to school and blow them at odd intervals. Not to be disruptive, you understand, … Continue reading »

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The surprising reason to care about Google’s “mobile-geddon”

  Back in Februrary, the wizards at Google dropped this small bombshell: Starting April 21 [2015], we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to … Continue reading »

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Unlikely Audio Episode 1: Saul of Hearts on reclaiming focus from technology

  I’m really excited about this post today, because we’re trying something different. For the first time ever, we have an audio edition of Unlikely Radical called Unlikely Audio. (As an aside, does anyone else want to find a better term thanĀ “podcast”?) Today’s show is a conversation with Saul of Hearts, an author, blogger, and … Continue reading »

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How to live without a smartphone

I’ve talked before about how I’m a great fan of the dumbphone, that is, a mobile phone without internet/web capabilities. I’ve never owned a smartphone, in fact, and don’t plan to get one, at least as long as I can avoid it. It’s okay if you have a smartphone, of course. That said, an informal … Continue reading »

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