An unfiltered look at the addictive properties of social media, TV, and movies on our culture, with strategies to help you reclaim control over your life.
Today, the average person spends an astonishing eight hours a day watching TV or videos online. Watching social media stories, movies, and TV is now our number one activity, outpacing everything else that we do, including sleep.
This habit has an incredibly powerful influence on our lives – from what we think to what we buy to whom we elect. Media are more than entertainment; they are a drug,
This media addiction wreaks havoc on our mental health, causing increased stress, depression, and anxiety, and ruining personal relationships. It also drives us deeper and deeper into debt.
In Don’t Watch This, former TV producer and Ivy League professor Michael Rosenblum reveals the hidden psychology driving us to media addiction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices, but about learning how to use media for good.
Rosenblum reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of you. Inside, you’ll learn:
How to take control of the media
How to use your phone’s camera to spread stories worth telling
How having a former reality TV star in the Oval Office has changed the scope of media
Why posting selfies on Instagram isn’t going to change the world, and what you can post instead
Enlightening and empowering, Don’t Watch This provides actionable, revolutionary techniques and insight to control your media addiction—helping you live the life you really want.
Praise for iPhone Millionaire by Michael Rosenblum:
Winner of the 2013 Small Business Book Award - Technology Category "You must read this brilliant, practical, hilarious guide to success in the Digital Age—and beyond. An indispensable classic from a classy global guru." —Kevin Klose, Dean, Albert Merrill School of Journalism and Past President, National Public Radio
"Buy this book. Listen to this guy. Make money. Ignore that advice at your peril." —Jeff Jarvis, bestselling author of What Would Google Do? and Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY
"If you buy only one book this year, buy mine. But if you're going to buy a second, buy this one." —Joan Rivers
"Michael Rosenblum is the undisputed guru of short-form video. His simple approach and one-of-a-kind teaching style turn amateurs into extraordinary storytellers." —Pat Lafferty, Chief Operating Officer, McCann Erickson Worldwide
"Today, if you want to sell your house, sell your car, or get a girlfriend you need a good video. . . . This book gives you what it takes to sell the house, sell the car, get the girl, make some money, and have lots of fun along the way." —Pat Younge, former President and General Manager, The Travel Channel