As civilization persists, the dominating influences over human communication and event reporting have transferred hands from society’s de facto elites to the skeptical, once accuracy-driven press to the democratized grassroots of citizen fact-checkers. 529 more words
Tags » Attention Economy
“Attention economy” or “affirmation economy” are terms to describe the current state of our social world: the hunt for likes.
I have written some posts about social media and probably some readers are familiar with my reservations with respect to it. 1,241 more words
A modern media audience has their attention spread wider than ever before in history. Strailey (2014) points to a recent study that showed the attention span of an average American in 2014 is just 8 seconds; marking a decline in attention spans from the 12 second average cited in a 2000 study. 701 more words
When news made the change to digital, so too did the way it was written. Headlines, in particular, had to be short, snappy and attention-grabbing–or in other words: 455 more words