Focusbook Helps Break Facebook Addiction

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Mark Melin
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Focusbook helps people productively focus and end their destructive love affair with Facebook. Facebook can be a distracting, unproductive and in fact emotionally draining experience. Stalking old girlfriends or boyfriends, seeing how apparently happy their lives are without you and generally getting the impression that someone else’s life is incredibly wonderful and exciting is behavior that has not only been proven clinically depressing, but a massive waste of productivity. Now a new application, Focusbook, uses self-reflection and good old fashion shaming to help users break the Cocaine-like addiction that occurs with repeated use. Focusbook draws decisions to stalk others on…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.