The most successful sites and apps hook their users by tapping into our most innate human needs and desires.
Attention merchants create platforms to capture our attention in exchange for the “free” content they give us. Our attention is, then, sold for profit.
The attention economy profits when tech companies learn exactly how our brain works, seize our focus, and then sell our data to the highest bidder.
Taking a digital break from our increasingly digitally-caffeinated world. Enjoy the pause.
I’m one person, with one brain. There is so much information I can realistically consume before I die of information-exhaustion. Time for digital declutter.
Tips for being informed while avoiding media hysteria. Choose a news source carefully, and keep it simple.
In today’s attention economy, outrage, extremism, and sensational news generates the most amount of clicks.
That itch to glance at our phones incessantly is a natural reaction to apps and websites engineered to capture our attention and keep us hooked.