The new year is off to a great start with a flurry of press coverage for both Freedom and Anti-Social. The coverage started with Pico Iyer’s wonderful New York Times piece, The Joy of Quiet. Iyer’s reflection on finding quiet in the modern world touched a nerve – in the new years there seems to be a coalescing sense of weariness around “connecting and sharing with people in our lives.” Over on Slate, columnist Katie Roiphe responded by asking “Why is the Freedom app so popular?” This piece was in turn replied to on Gawker (too much inside baseball) and a few other sited, but my favorite analysis is from the thoughtful Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Contemplative Computing.
In other media coverage, Newsweek Magazine recommended Freedom as one of “31 Ways To Get Smarter In 2012, and ” Mashable included Freedom and Anti-Social prominently in the article 6 Apps That Block Online Distractions So You Can Get Work Done.
I was also extremely pleased to see Margaret Atwood tweet about Freedom. All in all, a wonderful way to start the new year!