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Breaking the Feedback Loop: How I Liberated Myself from Internet Addiction, and How You Can Too

Narrated by: Kyle Tyler McKinney
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Young adults (and plenty of not-so-young adults) are addicted to the Internet. No surprise there. It’s easy for parents and teachers, politicians and pundits to brush off Internet addiction as a harmless, inevitable consequence of the digital age, a small price to pay for carrying the information super-highway around in our pockets. But what if I told you that young adults (and plenty of not-so-young adults) are stuck in a feedback loop of digital sexual stimulation, addicted not just to the Internet but to pornography and social media? And what if I told you that the consequences of these addictions may be quite dire - ranging from depression, anxiety, and ADHD to sexual dysfunction and violence? And what if I told you that, as far as social media companies and pornography producers and anyone who advertises on the Internet is concerned, the feedback loop is exactly where we belong? 

This audiobook pulls listeners out of the matrix. Part manifesto, part autobiography, part self-help roadmap, Breaking the Feedback Loop is a concise, essential guide to porn and social media addiction written for young adults and anyone else suffering at the hands of the Internet.

"This is a story of awakening...from the trance induced by all the harmless-seeming distractions of the Internet (social media, news feeds, porn). Turner does a highly readable job of sharing precisely how he unleashed his productivity and creativity. For example, when he eliminated porn, 'There was an immediate domino effect.... I freed up mental resources. I was able to take challenging courses.... I processed information much more quickly using less energy. My memory was crisper, faster. I came up with creative insights more frequently. I attended social events and didn't feel weird, or awkward, or lonely, or creepy. I could carry on a conversation. I could make people laugh.' Best of all, anyone can follow the trail Turner blazes in his book. Why not make your own experiment?" (Gary Wilson, author of Your Brain on Porn)

"Breaking the Feedback Loop is a must-read book about an issue that is the challenge of our generation: Internet addiction. Not only is Benton Turner able to grab the attention of teens and young adults by sharing his own compelling story of addiction, his tips for how to overcome such a powerful dependency are relevant for all ages and help to take the shame out of the struggle." (The Other F Word Podcast: Conversations About Failure

"Turner uncovers how software is intentionally programed to addict users to click more, more clicks more profit. The consumer is the product they sell, pimping their data as the consumer gets consumed. The more you use, the more you loose. Read this book and get free." (Joseph Roberts, Founder of Common Ground)

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Good work but....

Good work but....the title should be "Breaking the Feedback Loop: How I Liberated Myself from Porn Addiction, and How You Can Too"

I bought this because I wanted to break my habit of consuming too much new information but the 90 % of the book is about internet porn addiction but I've never addicted to porn so If I knew this was about porn addiction I wouldn't have bought it but I'm sure this book would be inspiring for those who suffer from porn addiction.

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If you have an internet addiction, this is for you

If your using the internet, this is for you. Especially if your into porn. A good introduction to getting away from the endless loop of the addictions of the internet. I however really felt that there could be more. I hope the author does some more work on this.

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the book I wish I could have written

speaking so excellently about difficult subjects and contemporary worries in the digital information age. I want to change

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This book is solid

Pros: Gives you the right perspective on how to view your relationship with the internet as a whole.

Cons: I wish it didn’t focus so much on porn addiction. Half of this audiobook was about porn addiction.

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Escape Internet Addiction With This Book

I have listened to several internet addiction books now but this one was the best. From a recovering addict who also admitted to the part that pornography plays in this addiction it rang very true. It has taken me three weeks to get through because I listen to each chapter multiple time. If you can look really deeply at yourself with the help of this book it will change your life like it is changing mine.