Kill the innovation killer: social media

The truth is, most of your employees don’t even enjoy wasting time on social media. 

Social media apps do anything to bind users’ attention:

  • more eye-ball-time
  • = more ads shown
  • = $$$

Building addictive products is the best shortcut to maximize attention-based business models. What it does to users’ (mental) health doesn’t matter to them.

But it should matter to you:

Employees’ (mental) health is the foundation of great creative work and productivity.

Incredible focus and mental health gains starting at 0.19€ per employee per month.

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Reduce distractions

  • 64% of employees visit non-work related apps and websites every day during work hours.2
  • Most popular distractions: Facebook, Linkedin, Amazon, Twitter, Pinterest.2
  • one sec reduces social media usage by 57%.1

Boost productivity and creativity

  • Businesses spend more than 9000€ per worker per year on distractions.4
  • Multitasking decreases worker performance by 40%, the equivalent of 3 hours per worker per day.3

Mental health up, stress down

  • Studies show that heavy social media use is associated with an increase of psychological distress, depression, and anxiety.5
  • Employees who are distracted during work have higher levels of stress, frustration, mental effort, feeling of time pressure and mental workload.3
  • 10-minute breaks without social media between meetings help to reset the brain, make your employees engage more, and be less stressed.6
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100% Private, on-device

one sec handles all user-data with greatest care: there is no server collecting user data or accounts required. I earn money selling in-app-puchases, not users’ data.

Intrinsic support

Most employees want to reduce time spent on social media but fail at it due to the sophisticated algorithms developed by the best psychologists in silicon valley. And one sec fights that problem at it’s root: breaking the dopamine-feedback-cycle of social media.


Each team member has their own apps and distractions on their smartphone: most popular apps and websites are supported out-of-the-box, custom ones can be added as well.
On top of that, there are countless customization options for the intervention itself.

Tangible results

After using one sec for a couple of weeks, users can see how much time they have saved with one sec. In my case, I save two full weeks every year by spending way less time on Instagram and Twitter.

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The science behind one sec:

1. Directing smartphone use through the self-nudge app one sec: PNAS Journal

2. Why & How Your Employees are Wasting Time at Work:

3. Worker, Interrupted: The Cost of Task Switching:

4. Collaboration & Social Tools Drain Business Productivity:

5. Julia Brailovskaia, Fabienne Ströse, Holger Schillack, Jürgen Margraf. Less Facebook use – More well-being and a healthier lifestyle? An experimental intervention study. Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 108, 2020, 106332, ISS 0747-5632, doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2020.106332

6. Research Proves Your Brain Needs Breaks: Microsoft Worklab.