I Add 3-25 Seconds of Latency to Every Page I Visit


41 bookmarks. First posted by smoyer 13 days ago.


So if you can inject latency into sites artificially, you can reduce the actual impact of the addiction in a controllable way while not denying the enjoyment of the Internet to yourself.

Hacker News with 100ms latency feels like liquor: Hacker News with 9000ms latency feels like small beer.
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yesterday by pixelpaperyarn
There’s a sort of breathless industry-specific fact in software that goes around every so often.
gtd  productivity  web 
3 days ago by nfultz
This made my chuckle as I read it. I've built many websites and know how important speed is to how people use it. We would optimize pages like crazy and directly see that the more we optimized them, the more people used the sites. The idea of applying that same method, on the client side, to decrease your own usage, is brilliant and non-obvious!

> So if you can inject latency into sites artificially, you can reduce the actual impact of the addiction in a controllable way while not denying the enjoyment of the Internet to yourself.
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> Hacker News with 100ms latency feels like liquor: Hacker News with 9000ms latency feels like small beer.

I personally just block all of these sites using [1Blocker](https://1blocker.com), but I know a lot of people won't go that far. Adding randomly increasing latency to your user experience is probably a **very** good way for those that can’t imagine leaving Facebook to get a healthier relationship with it.
7 days ago by thingles
I Add 3-25 Seconds of Latency to Every Page I Visit
from twitter
8 days ago by jackysee
Amazon Found Every 100ms of Latency Cost them 1% in Sales
productivity  addiction  internet  dopamine 
10 days ago by pmigdal
make your time-suck urls painful
productivity  psychology  browser  tools 
10 days ago by inrgbwetrust
An interesting and appealing approach to making the web more sanely digestible by slowing down the page loads (yes, it sounds backward but it does make a lot of sense!).

> Reddit with 150ms latency feels like cocaine: Reddit with 8000ms latency feels like coffee.

https://howonlee.github.io/2020/02/12/I-20Add-2020-20Seconds-20of-20Latency-20to-20Every-20Website-20I-20Visit.html
productivity  web 
11 days ago by rem
Das latente to stop using zur Internet to intense
productivity  web  GTD  interesting  psychology  via:popular 
12 days ago by rauschen
There’s a sort of breathless industry-specific fact in software that goes around every so often.
latency  autonomy  behavioral_economics  personal_technology  psychology  economics  oblique_causation  control 
12 days ago by jbkcc
There’s a sort of breathless industry-specific fact in software that goes around every so often.
interesting  productivity  psychology  web  GTD  a  addiction  amusing  and  Archive 
12 days ago by mahnouel
There’s a sort of breathless industry-specific fact in software that goes around every so often. Revenue, and the underlying source of revenue, in the consumer web, whether impressions or sales, tracks remarkably closely to lower latency.
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12 days ago by renetool
Seems legit: “I Add 3-25 Seconds of Latency to Every Page I Visit”
from twitter
12 days ago by tikitu
"But if folks make more money off of customers when they reduce latency, there has to be some power in increasing latency." This is a hack I can get behind.
productivity  psychology  web  onfocus 
12 days ago by pb
I Add 3-25 Seconds of Latency to Every Site I Visit
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12 days ago by demon386
Deliberately adding latency to addictive websites to soften their power
web  attention  via:hackernews  tootme 
12 days ago by nelson
Dilute the internet like wine by adding latency. Psychological resistance.
useful  interesting  amusing  ux 
13 days ago by jchook
But addiction is really the converse of bouncing from a site.

So if you can inject latency into sites artificially, you can reduce the actual impact of the addiction in a controllable way while not denying the enjoyment of the Internet to yourself.

Hacker News with 100ms latency feels like liquor: Hacker News with 9000ms latency feels like small beer.

Reddit with 150ms latency feels like cocaine: Reddit with 8000ms latency feels like coffee.
web 
13 days ago by bjcubsfan
There’s a sort of breathless industry-specific fact in software that goes around every so often.
13 days ago by geetarista