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the fear is necessary
People who read a lot of internet news might feel like they're in danger; people living in these areas actually live and experience daily danger. But just as Trump isn't concerned about facts, he's not concerned about that experience. The fear is necessary; it, along with the refusal to believe that the world has and will continue to change, is his power source. Eliminate it, and there'd be no need for him. 
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yesterday by allaboutgeorge
Full text of "Harrison Bergeron (& Activity)"
It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn't think about it very
hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't
think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his
intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his
ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a
government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would
send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair
advantage of their brains.
attention 
2 days ago by craniac
Twitter
RT : Ain't it sad that we seem to have moved to an age, where ads dominate the medium they're featured in?
attention  from twitter
2 days ago by trieloff
Addicted to Your iPhone? You’re Not Alone - The Atlantic
Feels a little hippie-dippie, but interesting nonetheless.

"Under the auspices of Time Well Spent, Harris is leading a movement to change the fundamentals of software design. He is rallying product designers to adopt a “Hippocratic oath” for software that, he explains, would check the practice of “exposing people’s psychological vulnerabilities” and restore “agency” to users. “There needs to be new ratings, new criteria, new design standards, new certification standards,” he says. “There is a way to design based not on addiction.”"
psychology  health  design  apps  social_media  phones  iphone  attention  apple  google  facebook  present  how_we_live  culture 
4 days ago by alexpriest
There’s a war for your attention. And you’re probably losing it. - Vox
“You’re always being pulled away, and it’s getting worse every day.” —Tim Wu, author of Attention Merchants
attention  advertising  marketing  interview  media  socialmedia 
4 days ago by jorgebarba
From Clapping to Likes, and Back Again – A Brief History of Attention – Medium
This should be good - a short series by Matt Locke on how attention has been measured.
mattlocke  attention  ratings 
4 days ago by philgyford
Podcast Out | New Inquiry
Easy reading blurb about how easy listening blurbs are feel good synthetic meme blends delivering high grade opiate feelgooderisms distracting from genuine engagement.
culture  popular  attention 
10 days ago by rektide
Functional Defenestration
on editorial genuflections in the internet age and the importance of satire
SmallThings  web  attention  capitalism  values  commerce  satire  commons  communities  culture  observation  groups  hustle  marketing  media  rant  whimsy  perception  DarkMatter  toli 
10 days ago by amaah

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