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Matthew Derengowski

The article called In the Age of Despair, Find Comfort on the 'Slow Web' it tells me a lot about how people have taken a look at technology all wrong. It tells us that even when the internet makes us think less and have shorter attention spans we can use the "slow web" method to help. The method helps by watching long relaxing slow videos. The method helps exercise patience. “This is an exercise in patience. It's all too easy to spend hours staring at YouTube as algorithmically “ This tells us that it is so simple to do this method and help with our obsession with fast internet content.

Sevinj Mirzatagi

The article about the term "slow web" reminds me of my high school teacher who always said to read between the lines and to take time and digest your information. This applies to internet surfing too. Hundreds of different facts and information are flowing through the internet while we surf, it is out job to discover which of these are facts and which are true. Taking a break for surfing is important, as mentioned by the article. The beauty of relaxing without it is an art.


You write that we are drowning in what is call the deep web. I agree about having to take some time off from getting so many notifications a day because having a bring phone in your face, or hearing so many buzzes can drive you crazy. Just having a time to step back from all the drowning and mindless scrolling is important because, it help with connecting with the world around you, and letting yourself experience it.

Jean Calvin Ahoume

Nowadays, almost everybody has access to the internet, and with social media, it is really to connect with other. Another factor that increases the use of the internet is the availability of fast machine such as high processor computer, Iphone and smart phone. All those electronic gadgets do not mean that it is a bad thing to browse on the internet. However, it is a good place to do researches, communicate, and learn about the outside world. The only problem is that today there is more distraction available on the web than valuable information. In her article about "Slow Web" Arielle Pardes mentioned that "The "slow web" is all about experiences we can really savor: reading one long article rather than skimming a thousand tweets" in other words, the slow web is where we can find useful information.

Jeffrey Vasquez

Her approach involves slowing down and following the methods of Jack Cheng. His methods make you close all "junk" apps like Facebook, Instagram and force you to stop "power browsing". You should read long articles or check your mail at your own pace instead of swiping past endless tweets and posts. Pardes states,"My personal "slow web" preference? Watching train videos on YouTube." This is her method of "slowing down" and watching videos "mindfully and slowly". She believes this "slowing down" method can help bring peace of mind and prevent tech overload. She says it is a nice way to get away from the constant bombardments of notifications. Her method seems a bit odd, why would you stay on the web in order to try to escape its problems? I think you could easily just get off the internet and go outside and do these things in real life and not through the internet. Of course some will say, but you can't visit these places because you might not have money or time, or, this is about slowing down the internet not getting off of it. If you're really having despair and can't find peace of mind due to all these notifications then maybe the best solution would be to take a break from your computers and phones. I guess these methods could help out but I still find them a bit funny.

Elizabeth Robertson

The approach of slowing the use of our technology today is very interesting. I myself am always on my phone, checking social media, instead of out there experiencing the world. I believe the generation behind mine will be the most affected by technology. They are going to give their children cell phones at the age of 6, they're going to be the ones holding their phones instead of holding a conversation with someone. I agree with all my heart that everybody needs to try this "slowing down" method, look up from your phones, and live your life!

Cameron Jones

I agree with what Arielle Pardes approach about "slow web" It is so easy to pick up an electronic and spend hours and hours watching or playing something on the TV or on your phone. It's easy for people to sit and play around with something interesting than sitting around doing something that doesn't interest you. I myself does this a lot such as spending hours scrolling up and down on my phone than doing something more productive, and I wait until the last minute to do things. It's also taking a tool on your youth because parents give them cell phones at a young age instead of giving them toys to play with, and I think that's why "Toy's R Us" is out of business because nobody is buying toys but they're buying electronics.

Amanda Martinez Rojas

In the article A focused relaxing ride on the "slow web" by Arielle Pardes is really interesting. Her proposal in this article is to slow down and spend some time doing, for instance, watching videos on youtube of train rides or watch videos of flowers blooming in slow motion or checking emails, reading the daily news. I think her alternative is really useful and it gives a chance to slow down, because as she said most of us spend a lot time scrolling up and down on the phones screen that we cant really concentrate in doing one thing at a time without getting distracted.I watched the video of the train ride that was linked in the article and i can say it was relaxing and comforting, i felt really concentrated and different because i normally spend lots of time scrolling up and down on my phone and getting distracted by notifications and tabs popping out of my screen. It is true that it requires mental endurance and fortitude because it is hard to concentrate when you have a load of things in the internet that can distracts you.


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Morgan Terrazas

This article is very eye-opening as it discusses several issues in today's society: cell-phone or other electronics and social media usage. I think this is a good wake up call for me and hopefully other people, young or old. It is important to realize that even though smartphones have been advancing for years, human beings need to interact with each other and use these electronics in a helpful manner. This means taking beautiful pictures of your family and of your travels, rather than using your storage on countless amounts of selfies. It would be beneficial for people to slow down and enjoy the life we all live in with the internet as a mere aid to better our experiences, rather than taking over and consuming everything. So let us start a new wave to appreciate real life while still utilizing advancing technology!

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