Brent Logan

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Tag: news

  • Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Ignore the News

    Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Ignore the News. John Zeratsky of Time Dorks makes the case for minimizing the time spent reading the news, yet remaining informed and increasing the time available to actually do something about the news. Interestingly, John doesn’t mention the mental health aspects of limiting news consumption.

  • My Facebook experiment, an update

    My Facebook experiment, an update

    More than two years ago, I started an experiment with Facebook: I hide the sources I don’t want to see anymore. I started with the Buzzfeed quizzes, then moved on to the radio stations and their silly news stories. I hid the parody sites, the viral meme sites, the sports teams’ sites. But I kept […]

  • Evan Williams on News

    News in general doesn’t matter most of the time, and most people would be far better off if they spent their time consuming less news and more ideas that have more lasting import. Evan Williams

  • My Zimmerman Verdict Reaction

    The Zimmerman verdict is an outrage, some would say. I’m not so sure. No, really. I have no idea. All I know about Zimmerman I learned from the popular media. Maybe a little background is in order. I did criminal defense and had the occasion of being involved in a “high profile” case. The local […]

  • First vs. Right

    I wonder how much presented as news today will be retracted tomorrow.

  • News is Bad For You

    News is bad for you — and giving up reading it will make you happier. Something to keep in mind, especially in light of yesterday’s events in Boston.