Addiction by design: how technology keeps us hooked

Photo by John Kappa ツ on Unsplash A while back, I wrote a very lengthy and super detailed article on the attention economy: how and why big data is hijacking your mind. Honestly? Even I don’t read super long articles on the web anymore. I don’t have the attention span for it (Oops…) So, in all fairness, I’ve… Continue reading Addiction by design: how technology keeps us hooked

The attention merchants: The harvesters of human attention

Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash A while back, I wrote a very lengthy and super detailed article on the attention economy: how and why big data is hijacking your mind. Honestly? Even I don’t read super long articles on the web anymore. I don’t have the attention span for it (Oops…) So, in all fairness, I’ve decided… Continue reading The attention merchants: The harvesters of human attention

A very short introduction to the attention economy

Photo by Oleg Laptev on Unsplash A while back, I wrote a very lengthy and super detailed article on the attention economy: how and why big data is hijacking your mind. Honestly? Even I don’t read super long articles on the web anymore. I don’t have the attention span for it (Oops…) So, in all… Continue reading A very short introduction to the attention economy

On taking a digital break

Photo by Boba Jovanovic on Unsplash What better time than the end of the year, and 2020 at that, to take a much need break from the digital world? It all started with a conversation. Last Thursday, Mine from @unapologetically.mine and I got on Instagram Live to chat about protecting our inner peace while using… Continue reading On taking a digital break

A radical digital declutter journey

📍 Antigua If you surrendered to the air, you can ride it." — Toni Morrison *Sigh.* It has finally dawned on me I'm one person with one brain, and there is only so much information I can realistically consume before I die of information-exhaustion. Hey, stress kills! The realization hit me during my recent unplugged… Continue reading A radical digital declutter journey

Be informed, stay sane: How to stay informed while avoiding media hysteria

Photo by Giulia May on Unsplash What's hoarding toilet papers got to do a fatal flu virus outbreak? Good ol’ media. Imagine this. The year is 2020. A flu virus, the deadliest in history, by the name of coronavirus has infected and wiped out 99.9 percent of the world's population. At the same time, aliens… Continue reading Be informed, stay sane: How to stay informed while avoiding media hysteria

Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

Photo by visuals on Unsplash Do you ever read, watch, or see something extremely outrages online, be it a Facebook post, a YouTube video, or a comment on a blog article, and feel greatly irritated and annoyed? There have been many times where I have come across such content online that elicit strong negative emotions… Continue reading Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

On the Attention Economy: How and Why Big Data is Hijacking Your Mind

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash In 1997, Michael H. Goldhaber penned in Wired magazine, “the currency of the New Economy won't be money, but attention – A radical theory of value” [1]. The article was titled Attention Shoppers! Almost exactly a decade after Goldhaber’s “radical theory” on the attention economy, the first iPhone would… Continue reading On the Attention Economy: How and Why Big Data is Hijacking Your Mind