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Jun 30 2014

Phase Change

People really are resistant to the idea that there is a qualitative phase change associated with having the entire fucken kajillobyte universe of media in your fucken pocket all the fucken time, and with the providers of that universe having designed the systems of access to be as intrusive, manipulative, and addictive as possible. This is qualitatively different than what has gone before, with fundamentally different social, psychological, and medical implications.

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  1. 1
    Trebuchet

    Yes.

  2. 2
    DrugMonkey

    yesse because nobody ever said that about teevee or advertising in general.

  3. 3
    Dunc

    DM: they were right about both.

  4. 4
    blindrobin

    The interactive nature and the persistence of the users activity and personal data on the internet makes it fundamentally different from broadcast media advertising. While all the manipulation of advertising is of course still there the potential for the ‘directing’ of various audiences using targeted and manipulated media is unprecedented.

  5. 5
    printout

    Yessssss. #1 hp & mc sc

  6. 6
    mytchondria

    Whaaa? One of us is probably having a stroke. Given that these folks seem to know what you’re talking about, it’s probably me?

  7. 7
    madison

    Neurosurgery Unit. Mount Sinai Hospital. All HMOs accepted.

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