June 28, 2022
2 min read

Why are we so anti-social?

The internet feels more chaotic every day.

Opening a social media app is like jumping into the sea in a raging storm. A wave of hot takes and political debates smacks you in the face. Notifications, requests and reminders blindside you from behind. The tide of negativity and sensationalism sweeps you under with a force too strong to resist. With quickly draining energy, you’re pulled to the shadowy depths.

Consider mymind your island oasis.

It’s the one place on the internet where nothing is required of you. You don’t have to share anything, engage with anyone, open notifications, respond to messages and comments, manage filters, report spam, mute or block. You’re not required to swim through other people’s overshares, recycled opinions, internal monologues or half-baked jokes. You don’t have to perform or curate your life for others. You don’t even have to curate for yourself.

We often receive questions asking if we plan to release collaborative or social features for mymind. The lack of shared boards, feeds and public profiles is disorienting. They assume we just haven’t finished that feature yet. The reality is, we don’t support social features and we don’t plan to.

mymind is a private app for a reason, and it’s a simple one: Our real minds need a break. Technology has sapped us of our energy, emotions and creativity. And it’s time to take our minds back.

Every decision we make is to support a more curious, introspective, inspired mind. That requires saying no more often than yes. It requires being extremely intentional about every new feature – even if it means gaining fewer users and growing slower than other social apps do. We’re okay with that, because the benefit (even if only for ourselves) is so much greater.


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Save what matters to you and keep moving forward. As simple and beautiful as that.

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