Results for tag: addiction

Talk about addiction. This morning, while out cycling in the countryside, I passed a woman completely absorbed by her phone screen while riding a horse.

Noted on the 28th of August, 2019 Details

Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

We've been inundated with articles about the dangers of phone addiction. This one takes it a step further by linking it to stress hormone levels. Not a surprise.
Linked on the 5th of May, 2019 Details

The medium is the message

It's common knowledge today that social media has a tendency to amplify negative emotions, often based on falsehoods. The New York times recently published a piece about a study showing how Facebook fuelled anti-refugee attacks in Germany.

Published on the 23rd of August, 2018 Read full post

Persuasion, Adaptation, and the Arms Race for Your Attention

Cory Doctorow on our never ending cycle of adaptation to new methods of persuasion.
Linked on the 11th of January, 2018 Details

Social media is keeping us stuck in the moment

Thought-provoking point of view on the reverse chronological view common to many platforms.
Linked on the 4th of December, 2017 Details

The Substitute Phone is designed to help smartphone addicts cope in their absence

Methadone for swiping and scrolling.
Linked on the 27th of November, 2017 Details