Get control of your attention

January 15, 2023 /

We live in such a world that our attention is sadly not ours anymore. We always have and still have a choice to put our attention where we want to, but it has become increasingly harder to do so. We are trained to have much shorter attention spans by our everyday apps like facebook, instangram, tiktok and so on. We fail as people to recognise that our constant usage of these apps and more (our phone is a culprit as well) is constantly affecting us and taking control of our attention away from us. Do I have your attention now? How can we change that? Let’s explore this together. From my awareness the first thing we can control is the source of news and information that we get every day. We can keep getting information from these platforms (what their algorithms feed us) or we can consciously choose the platforms. Diversification is a key here. If we only use a platform we will probably be subject and a slave to that specific platform. We should choose different news outlets, for a more detailed example, I personally get news from Deutsche Welle, Fox news, Cnbc and others. I choose those to keep updated with world news. Deutsche Welle to get information for Germany, where I live. Cnbc and Bloomberg to get market updates. Fox news to get contrarian beliefs regardless if I don’t support them.

What can you and should you do? You should explore and choose different platforms. Not only the ones that fit with your beliefs, you don’t want to keep supporting a bubble that others will manage. You should diversify and get information from different sources so you ensure you understand different views and opinions. There is never one side of things. There is never one right or wrong. Information can change your perception on every single news out there sadly. The goal of others is to emotionally engage us and through our emotions manage us. We live in such an extreme world. There are too few people that will truly listen today and far less that will hear opinions rather than stating theirs. This is a value that we need to train constantly, you will understand the benefits of listening from your peers, you will understand the value of hearing different perspectives through experience and experience alone.

This is a first template to push forward some of my world views. As such, be gentle and try to help me rather than judging these thoughts.I personally feel that there is a need for these thoughts to be out there in this world of ours. I keep hearing from friends and relatives, how stressed they are and keep seeing how bad the world situation is getting economically, politically and life wise. The change comes from us and none else. We need to manage ourselves and world views, none else. I get the sense a lot of times that depression and stress nowadays have become such huge issues exactly because people are trained to have such short attention spans and they are not able to control them. You and I should get back control of our attention and as a result get control of our world view. It’s a hard path that you will have to be responsible for, none else can do it better or in a way that benefits you more.

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Our attention is under constant attack by technology and the constant barrage of information we receive on a daily basis. Social media and other apps have trained us to have shorter attention spans, making it increasingly difficult to focus on what we want. We must recognize that our constant use of these apps and devices is affecting us and taking control of our attention away from us. It is important to note that while we have the choice to put our attention where we want to, it has become increasingly harder to do so due to the constant distractions and notifications that we receive.

To regain control of our attention and ultimately our worldview, we must actively choose and diversify the sources of information we consume. Instead of relying solely on the platforms and news outlets that align with our beliefs, we should seek out and consume information from a variety of sources to gain a more well-rounded understanding of different perspectives. By diversifying our sources, we can avoid the filter bubbles and echo chambers that can be created by only consuming information from one platform or outlet.

One way to achieve this is by being conscious of the information we consume and actively choosing the platforms and news outlets that we get our information from. For example, I personally get news from Deutsche Welle, Fox News, CNBC, and other outlets to keep updated with world news. I choose these sources to diversify the information I receive and to gain a more well-rounded understanding of different perspectives.

It is important to note that this is not an easy task, and it requires a lot of effort and commitment. It is also important to remember that the goal of many platforms and news outlets is to emotionally engage us, and through our emotions, control our perceptions. It is crucial to be aware of this and to be diligent in our efforts to diversify our sources of information.

Moreover, This is not only limited to the source of news, we should also be aware of the time we spend on our phones, the apps we use and how often we check them. It’s important to take breaks and set boundaries when it comes to our usage of these devices.

In conclusion, It is up to each individual to take responsibility for managing their attention and worldview. It’s a hard path that requires effort and commitment, but the benefits are well worth it. By regaining control of our attention, we can reduce stress, improve our mental well-being and gain a more well-rounded understanding of the world around us.

Similarities in PHP and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

April 14, 2015 /

Yes that is right ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is intentionally included in the title. I am going to make a short comparison between PHP and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, believe it or not here it comes!


First of all what is PHP?


PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.



Afterwards what is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ about?


When college senior Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself strangely drawn to Ana, and she to him. Though sexually inexperienced, Ana plunges headlong into an affair — and learns that Christian’s true sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure.


Now how on the world can these two compare?

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Cross-site Scripting (XSS)

December 2, 2014 /
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What is an XSS attack?

Cross-site Scripting (XSS) flaws occur whenever an application takes untrusted data and sends it to a web browser without proper validation or escaping. XSS allows attackers to execute scripts in the victim’s browser which can hijack user sessions, deface web sites, or redirect the user to malicious sites. Continue Reading →

Learn how to create an awesome WordPress site

August 28, 2014 /
Awesome WordPress Website Banner

Let’s start by stating the obvious:

WordPress is awesome on its own but you can create an even more awesome WordPress site through these steps

WordPress is the most commonly used CMS (Content Management System) today. It is a CMS suited for any general website or blog. Now to add to this awesome tools you have an incredible amount of plugins free and paid ones that will further extend and use WordPress to create some modern age wonders. Continue Reading →

Which Social Network you Should be Focusing on!

June 9, 2014 /
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Social networks have become a part of our everyday life, nowadays there no companies without a social network profile.

Everyone (even babies most of the times) have a social profile in one or more networks, so in short the importance of social networks is known to everyone.

There are many new and old social networks with many features. Although a shift is seen in social networks focused on images and image sharing there is no decline in the giants like Facebook.

So what should a new company ( or startup ) be doing?
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