Tech Tip: Reclaim control of your digital life

This month’s tip is a comprehensive guide to help individuals reclaim control of their digital lives in an age where technology and social media have become pervasive in our daily lives.

Written by the Center for Humane Technology, Take Control educates users on the negative effects of persuasive technology and social media, and empowers people to take action and regain control over their digital experiences. The guide provides practical tips and advice on how to use technology in a more mindful and intentional way, ultimately promoting greater well-being and quality of life.

Some of the recommendations include:

  • Turn Off Notifications
  • Remove Toxic Apps
  • Download Helpful Tools
  • Eliminate Outrage from Your Diet
  • Follow Voices You Disagree With
  • And more…

What methods are you taking to take better control of your digital life? Please share in the comments below!

Have a cool app, tool, or tech tip you’d like to share? Contact Chase Masters. Please note that Tech Tips are personal recommendations and might not be officially endorsed or supported by U-M.

Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, serving in the HS-STEM Administration Unit, and identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community. You may reach him at