Monday, August 04, 2014

Tweet To Forget

What has the era of hashtag journalism wrought?
What exactly is going on in the attention economy that people have little room (or desire) for sustained empathy? Too many causes? Too far away? Certainly, the media bear blame; there's limited space in newspapers, in magazines, and on the nightly news, and even on the boundless Internet, journalists are always looking for the next story. Still, this is insufficient to explain what makes people care one minute -- and not the next.
Our society already has a short enough attention span as it is. This is just the next logical step...

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