Challenge 4 — KindTech

Technology—and social media in particular—are the 21st century’s most infamous empathy killer.  These platforms reduce rich analog hangouts into strings of text and curated images, and favor narcissism and outrage over genuine connection.  But online technology isn’t inherently antisocial.  Recent research suggests it can increase human empathy.  The trick is using it to enhance, rather than replace, offline interactions.

Today, be intentional about how you use your time online.  Instead of seeking approval or shaming others, find someone you haven’t interacted with in a while and send them a message, or find someone who’s struggling and voice your support.

Did this make your internet time feel different than usual?  If so, how, and how could you keep this up?