How to Save the Internet: Op-ed from Curiosity's Gabe Vehovsky


It’s a sobering statistic that speaks volumes about technology’s impact on the human race – U.S. adults are spending nearly 6hrs daily with digital media, a figure that is only going to increase over time. Stop for a moment to think about how many things you do in front of a small glowing screen on a daily basis.


For most of us, it’s the first thing we do when we wake up and the last thing we do before we close our eyes. In many ways, digital media is allowing us to live out the promise of democratized access to information, education, entertainment, etc. – all at our fingertips and all on-demand.


That all seems like good news, but as is usually the case, there’s a catch. For many, there’s a sense of malaise associated with being online for hours a day; people are growing tired of the grind associated with flipping through an endless stream of virtual experiences. This digital fatigue among consumers has many causes, whether it's fake news, Facebook Live tragedies, online bullying or simply that tone de