Nir Eyal
6/9/2016 路 6 min read 路 +200 路 1
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Conquer Distractions With This Simple Chart

Conquer Distractions With This Simple Chart

Is the world more distracting? Sometimes it seems that way. With our digital devices buzzing, world events demanding our attention, and more things to entertain us than ever before, it certainly seems harder to focus on what鈥檚 really important....

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Great Buzz. A great example of this is my smart phone. I chose to never had one until it became a necessity. I needed one for my job, and it also became a useful tool for my busy. When I got it, each column in your buzz appeared on that device. It took almost three months until I realized where I was putting my time. I finally erased all apps such like games on my phone thanks to my son. He came up and ask to play the games on my phone. I did not like him playing all the time. Over time, I realized I was doing the same thing.

26/3/2018
Cepee Tabibian

Cepee Tabibian

Loved this! Completely agree that distractions have the potential to keep us from living the lives we want. I spend more of my free time than I like online, it's a constant struggle. Thanks for the share Nir Eyal!

7/9/2016
Nir Eyal
22/3/2018 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 1
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Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the 鈥楻egret Test鈥 First

Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the 鈥楻egret Test鈥 First

What are the ethical responsibilities of companies that are able to manipulate human behavior on a massive scale? It鈥檚 a question one hopes technologists and designers ask themselves when building world-changing products 鈥 but one that hasn鈥檛...

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

We all, i believe, are noticing the requests of media to be more responsible in a world where social behavior is growing into a hot topic. Nir Eyal has opened a great discussion concerning some ideas to address this issue. Stop by, weigh in and see where the discussion will take us.

22/3/2018
Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

Very interesting concept and well written piece to describe some very delicate issues within society. Behavior is something that demonstrates who/what is the master of our life. You raise an important question that i believe is being sorted right now within media. Am i responsible for my behavior? or; Is government, media or nebulous entities responsible? When i use the term behavior i am really referring to the desires that creep into my life that motivate me to respond in a certain way. Most behavior, once we eliminate physical abnormalities, is a product of past desires that found a position within our narrative. I would propose these positions are generally unique to each individual. Given this position it would be difficult for an entity to self review and determine the law of unintended consequences. When we look at tech and its physical environment of west coast we can see immediately that when they make a decision it is based on their narrative of world view. The right coast will have a different world view and the contrast will immediately be exposed. The very recent shift of behaviors aligned with entities decisions would state that i am not in control of my behavior because of the entity. Personal responsibility appears to be slipping into an existential/judgmental cause and effect quagmire. I must say that i was quite taken aback when i read the discussion of those in power at Facebook of their need to be the social mentor of their followers. One would see with digital advancement we give up just a little of our personal freedoms by allowing others to set the standards of behavior. With each standard adding to an already confusing standard that is growing. This is an awesome opening to the great debate of self actualization or entity driven leadership.

22/3/2018
Nir Eyal
17/10/2017 路 5 min read 路 ~100 路 4
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Confirmation Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Confirmation Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

You walk into your first yoga class. You鈥檙e a little insecure about your weight and how your yoga clothes cling to your body revealing every flaw. You鈥檙e nervous about making a fool of yourself.Your eyes instantly zoom onto the fit model-esque...

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

yes and I touched upon cognitive dissonance without naming it in my previos buzz Harvey Lloyd. To keep readers interested I avoid ucsing terms that may require me to explain more. You are spot on.

19/10/2017
Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

I thought it most interesting within the post here that confirmation bias is connected to cognitive dissonance. This really opened up some insight for myself as i was aware of both, but in different contexts. Thanks Nir Eyal. Great post.

19/10/2017
Nir Eyal
28/6/2017 路 6 min read 路 ~10
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Here鈥檚 How Amazon鈥檚 Alexa Hooks You

Here鈥檚 How Amazon鈥檚 Alexa Hooks You

Nir鈥檚 Note: This guest post is byDarren Austin, Partner Director of Product Management at Microsoft.Last year we added a new member to our household. I must admit that upon first meeting her, our initial impression was that she was a little...

Nir Eyal
27/6/2017 路 6 min read 路 ~10
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Here鈥檚 How Amazon鈥檚 Alexa Hooks You

Here鈥檚 How Amazon鈥檚 Alexa Hooks You

Nir鈥檚 Note: This guest post is byDarren Austin, Partner Director of Product Management at Microsoft.Last year we added a new member to our household. I must admit that upon first meeting her, our initial impression was that she was a little...

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