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focus  productivity  attention  psychology 
yesterday by cd
This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit
The News Feed Editor is a robot editor, and it is far better at capturing attention than normal human editors. “the greatest editor in the history of humanity.” It is mapping your brain, seeking patterns of engagement.

Hacking your attention with emotional packaging. For many users, the headline itself becomes the story, even if it doesn’t resemble the original factual event.

When perceived threats become “realities” - availability heuristic. It is a shortcut for our brains which makes us believe: “If it comes to mind easily, it must be true.” We Have Democratized Propaganda for Profit.
journalism  media  attention  idea-journalism-book 
yesterday by robertocarroll
Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing' | Technology | The Guardian
The spread of misinformation and propaganda online has exploded partly because of the way the advertising systems of large digital platforms such as Google or Facebook have been designed to hold people’s attention.

“People are being distorted by very finely trained AIs that figure out how to distract them,” said Berners-Lee.

In some cases, these platforms offer users who create content a cut of advertising revenue. The financial incentive drove Macedonian teenagers with “no political skin in the game” to generate political clickbait fake news that was distributed on Facebook and funded by revenue from Google’s automated advertising engine AdSense.

“The system is failing. The way ad revenue works with clickbait is not fulfilling the goal of helping humanity promote truth and democracy. So I am concerned,”
google  facebook  news  web  internet  attention 
yesterday by juliusbeezer
The Economics Of Getting Heard: Guest Op-Ed | Billboard
When choice is unlimited, the authentic and the intangible become most valuable. Putting out a great record is the required start, but building and maintaining the conversation is -- more than ever before -- paramount to getting your music heard.
music  economics  attention 
4 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Time Well Spent
Consumer interest group pushing back against advertising and tech companies stealing our attention
time  attention  ethics  advertising  mobile  ads 
8 days ago by nelson

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