dylan tweney

if you're bored, you're not paying attention

Month: August 2016 (page 2 of 2)

Slot machines, magicians, and app designers

Around the turn of the century, people started talking about the “attention economy.” A natural outgrowth of the ad-supported Web, this stemmed from the idea that people’s time and attention would soon be valuable commodities, because of their scarcity.

The phrase has dwindled in popularity but the concept remains.… Read the rest

My brain was begging me for relief from social media

Taking control of your social media use may be the most rewarding life hacking technique I know of, given its ratio of benefit to effort.

I like social media. Networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat have a powerful ability to keep us connected with other humans.… Read the rest

31 days of writing

It hasn’t been easy the past few weeks.

Like many people, I feel as though I’m drowning in an excess of bad news. Social media exacerbates the problem, constantly highlighting various crises and spinning them in the worst possible way. The news may in fact reflect real crises in the world, but it’s present and unavoidable in a starker way than I can ever remember.… Read the rest

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