It’s Monday and I’m back at my Data Detox habit– just a few days left! Today is Day 6 and my task is to clean out the apps on my phone.
First, Data Detox asked me to count up the apps on my phone. Full disclosure: I love trying new apps. In the old days, when I worked in Technology full time, my job gave me a smartphone that I definitely used to try all the new ed tech free apps constantly. Alas, now that I’m a literacy type the phone is not justified and now everything lands on my personal device. It turns out this habit has, like a lot of habits I’ve unearthed in this data detox, gotten a little out of hand.
As I started counting up all the apps I have installed, I got to the 60s and wasn’t beyond the “e’s” in the alphabetical list of apps on my phone. My exposure, I concluded, was HIGH.
Next up, Data Detox suggested I ask myself the following quesitons about the apps on my phone:
To cap off today, I deleted a bunch o’ apps (they even gave instructions for anyone who might never have had to do this before. I love making the apps wiggle, so this wasn’t new for me.). Additionally, I am considering trying to make people use alternative messaging apps with me, since the Data Detox folks made this nice Alternative App Centre to play around with.