Cal Newport—Quit Social Media

By Jeremey DuVall on October 14, 2016 — 1 min read

Cal Newport is one of my favorite authors. In particular, his book Deep Work is one of my favorites.

I was already aware of Cal’s stance on social media, but I thought his TED talk broke down his main arguments against social media in a pretty succinct way. I’m not saying everyone should quit social media just that more individuals should think about it.

I particularly enjoyed his quote pertaining to creating things that are rare and valuable:

Social media use is the epitome of an easy to replicate activity that does not produce a lot of value. It’s something that any 16-year-old with a smartphone can do. By definition, the market is not going to give a lot of value to those behaviors.

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