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Does easier mean better: junk food algorithms and protecting our mental agility

“Technology is very seductive, and it is certainly changing the way things are designed and made and taught. The problem is when technology has seduced you away from thinking about things as deeply as you should”

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Surviving mediocrity

In an information and choice filled world, mediocrity permeates everything. Take the review website Qype. Founded in 2006, the site had 1 million unique users by March 2008… 1,107 more words


Making a virtue of being difficult

Sometimes there’s no point rephrasing what someone else has already said.

I’ve been writing TheAntiSofa blog for over a year now and still it’s hard to explain my unique selling point. 115 more words


Fitting the web into your life (and not your life into the web)

Channel confusion can really get in the way of living. Believe it or not, the internet wasn’t created to make our lives more confusing . Even the most basic things, like getting in touch with someone your own age is now a mission, because we’ve got too many ways to communicate. 434 more words


Reality Hunger #2

David Shields wants more people to write “books for people who find television too slow”.

In an age that’s hungry for information, news and reality, traditional novels can’t keep up. 519 more words


Why people still don't get Twitter

Believe it or not, people still don’t get Twitter. People like me.

Sure, I like spending time on social networks, and I’m amazed at how they’re rapidly changing socializing and information sharing. 725 more words