The Slow Web – A More Mindful Internet

Jack Cheng, a Shanghai-born, U.S.-based writer, has recently published an article on ‘The Slow Web,’ a movement aimed at cultivating a more mindful relationship with the Internet and digital technologies. “..Timeliness.  Rhythm. Moderation. These things dovetail into what I consider the biggest difference between ‘Slow Web’ and ‘Fast Web’.  Fast Web is about information.  Slow Web is about knowledge.  Information passes through you; knowledge dissolves into you.” One of the outcomes of a regular mindfulness practice is the ability to more […]

Mindfulness & ‘Internet Brain’

Last week blogger Andrew Price shared his story of turning to meditation to help overcome “Internet Brain,” which he described as “..jumping from one diverting link to another, and sampling little snippets of text and imagery for as long as they hold your increasingly attenuated attention… [a]ny task that requires the sustained and focused application of your brain has become impossible.”   Anyone who has sat down on social media for any significant length of time could likely relate to this […]