Information Diet | Notifications are evil


61 bookmarks. First posted by andriak february 2012.


Do yourself a favor: kill the notifications off.
from twitter
september 2012 by masolino
Of course not. We're getting so many notifications because the companies that now power the web are engaged in a war with one another to capture our attention. They call it "user engagement" and everybody wants it, so everybody's coming up with as many new ways as possible to capture our attention so that at its base, we can view more advertisements. These notifications are not meaningful requests for your immediate attention, they're things designed to get you to lose half your day to the service that created them. That's evil.
productivity  UX 
september 2012 by Gwendoux
"Don't participate in the notification economy."
september 2012 by krishooper
"Don't participate in the notification economy."
from twitter
september 2012 by kris.hooper
These notifications are not meaningful requests for your immediate attention, they're things designed to get you to lose half your day to the service that created them. That's evil.
productivity  timemanagement  practicalopacity  enough  from instapaper
september 2012 by patrickrhone
Notifications are evil Feb 20, 2012 Clay Johnson What's your maximum NPH? How many notifications are you exposed to every hour? Let's take a second to think critically about these constant requests…
from readability
february 2012 by PattiN
Notifications are evil Feb 20, 2012 Clay Johnson What's your maximum NPH? How many notifications are you exposed to every hour? Let's take a second to think critically about these constant requests…
from readability
february 2012 by jonathanmuth
What's your maximum NPH? How many notifications are you exposed to every hour? Let's take a second to think critically about these constant requests for your attention: what do they mean? Who is making them? Why are they there? Before I wrote the Information Diet, I audited myself and found I was receiving upwards of 10 notifications per hour: one every six minutes. First, let's define notificat
import-feedly 
february 2012 by mattmueller
The only non-renewable resource you truly have is your time. Next time you're asked to "pay" attention to something, remember that's what you're doing: you're paying.
interesting  rant 
february 2012 by joshuarudd
Notifications are evil:
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february 2012 by vasilis
Besides being disrespectful to your attention, notifications like this do something else that's much more nefarious: they train you to be a passive consumer of information rather than an active one. If we don't control the notifications we're receiving, we're forced to react to them... Left at the default, we create an economy of sensational notifications... Can you imagine what would happen if they were instead focused on providing us content worthy of it?

Do yourself a favor: kill the notifications off. Don't participate in the notification economy. Change your relationship from passive to active. Instead of relying on Facebook to command your attention, schedule a meeting with it. If Facebook's important to you, put 15 minutes on your calendar for it and make that the time that you check Facebook. Kill everything you can with a number on it.
ux  notifications  productivity 
february 2012 by miaridge
Notifications are evil
from twitter
february 2012 by nicola
The only non-renewable resource you truly have is your time. Next time you're asked to "pay" attention to something, remember that's what you're doing: you're paying. Thank you for yours.
attention  distraction  notifications  informationoverload  relevancy 
february 2012 by ursamajor
www.informationdiet.com
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february 2012 by mguidetti
RT : Amen! → "Notifications are Evil"
from twitter
february 2012 by dshaw
Besides being disrespectful to your attention, notifications like this do something else that's much more nefarious: they train you to be a passive consumer of information rather than an active one.
february 2012 by ryandeussing
glad someone else agrees. I disable them all when I can
linux 
february 2012 by keithpeter
The Information Diet: Notifications are evil
from twitter
february 2012 by mcaserta
Notifications are evil
from twitter
february 2012 by wyattdanger
Notifications are evil
from twitter
february 2012 by guan
Notifications are evil
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february 2012 by marks
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february 2012 by nocko
RT : Notifications are evil:
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february 2012 by Ssivek
Notifications are evil:
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february 2012 by andriak