In the recent technology development, the dividing lines between digital and nondigital lives are getting tricky. Whether we are aware or not, much of the activities revolve around technology that has been introduced.
More time is spent now in scrolling social media as windows to the world, hosting or attending virtual meetings, streaming videos to watch, or gaming online, and the list can go on.
While many people are hoping for the normalcy to take place in the coming months. There is one sure pandemic trend that will continue to stay – our increasing reliance on technology, says Shubham Agarwal of digitaltrends. We will likely spend a long time on mobile phones, gadgets, computers and tv screens. Thus, attaining a healthier relationship with technology can be of help.
Below are some suggestions on improving tech relationship:
1. Secure your browsing.
As media consumption has surged during the time of pandemic, cybercrime goes together with it. According to the FBI, their agency has received four times the usual number of cybercrime complaints. And it seems that this is still a growing trend.
There are few ways to make browsing more secure and it would be good to use them. Installing total security from reliable security software companies, protecting passwords by choosing strong combinations or better still use password managers. Subscribe to reliable VPNs to be anonymous while browsing.
2. Avoid unnecessary technology upgrade
Like it or not, rampant advertisements are out there trying to convince that what one has is not enough. The latest gadget, a better upgrade, a better feature, a better look and so on are constantly bombarding consumers to buy.
Try to resist that urge. No matter how attractive all the updates and features may sound, the reality is that the existing devices one has are not far from what has been offered. Any laptop or gadget one bought a few years back will likely remain relevant this year.
3. Take control of one feed.
Last year 2020, much of the world can only be seen through social networks. However, care must be practiced as these platforms promote both healthy and unhealthy social engagements. Their feeds are designed to provide engaging, provocative content and are attractive to the viewers. So better to tweak these feeds according to one’s choice since one will spend hours on them each day.
The good thing is that both Twitter and Facebook allow users to choose their topics of interests. On Twitter, go to Settings > Privacy and Safety > Content. For Facebook, go to Settings and Privacy > News Feed Preferences to customize the kind of posts according to one’s liking.
4. Put subscriptions in order
Many people have subscribed to too many services. Streaming movies/TV shows, online gaming, delivery service, managing finances, and practically anything that is done in a regular manner. While these subscriptions have been of great help to cope up with the pandemic, they also incur expenses. Thus, accessing the value of money for each subscription would be prudent. And cancel those subscriptions that are not used as often as they should or services that can be let go.