If you’ve used the internet recently, you’ve probably had some of your time stolen, thanks to “sticky” features like suggested videos on YouTube or “related” articles on New York Times. You might also have seen urgency messaging (“only 3 items left!”) on sites like Amazon, and worse, it might have encouraged you to buy something you didn’t really need.
That’s why I made an “filter list” for my ad blocker, so it blocks not just ads but also distractions like these—on over 200 sites.
I know it helps me, because if I accidentally turn it off, I start spending more time on these sites. Give it a try and tell me what you think.