attention economy

May
14
The other impact of Covid-19 on journalism: more competition for attention

The other impact of Covid-19 on journalism: more competition for attention

Lockdown is trapping people at home, and pushing everything online. And that means a while range of organisations have suddenly become publishers.
6 min read
Feb
04
The World Record Egg: hacking attention for mental health?

The World Record Egg: hacking attention for mental health?

We now know who was behind the World Record Egg - and what they plan on doing with the account. But what does this tell us about today's attention economy?
5 min read
Jan
28
Rise of the Memeocracy — and its cost

Rise of the Memeocracy — and its cost

We reward the ability to win attention with fame, validation and money. But that comes with a psychological price.
1 min read
Jan
08
Facebook is the out-of-town supermarket of the web, so let's learn to browse local

Facebook is the out-of-town supermarket of the web, so let's learn to browse local

Jason Kottke on why Facebook won: […] using Facebook instead of just bookmarks is compelling in the same way that shopping
2 min read
Dec
15
Your attention is your most precious resource: conserve it

Your attention is your most precious resource: conserve it

This is a really good guide to retaking control of your attention: The first step for successful self-defence is avoidance.
1 min read