By Anne Katherine
During the last decade, 24/7 connectivity has given us not just comfort and enjoyable yet concerns approximately privateness, interruptions whereas operating or attempting to get pleasure from family members or different downtime, and new compulsions — from procuring to tweeting and cute-cat staring at. Anne Katherine, one of many authors who introduced boundary environment to a mass viewers, has now written a e-book on the best way to set fit barriers with know-how. the 1st of its sort, this source doesn't recommend someone move "cold turkey." as an alternative, it is helping humans make social media, clever telephones, and different strategies paintings for, instead of opposed to, them. Readers learn how to safeguard themselves on-line in each manner — from predators and information mining in addition to time-devouring acquaintances and buddies — with an emphasis on retaining and optimizing significant own connections. somebody who has ever questioned if their lovable little equipment was once really an enemy invader will welcome Katherine's recommendations for making sure "that your lifestyles is really your own."
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Boundaries in an Overconnected World: Setting Limits to Preserve Your Focus, Privacy, Relationships, and Sanity by Anne Katherine