Posts tagged information addiction

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On The Net, Everybody’s an Astronaut

Isn’t the internet awesome? We use it for work, entertainment, socializing and as a scapegoat for all our problems. Not only does the web prevent us from getting any serious work done, it also kills our social lives and replaces…

May 7, 2013, by

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Small Controlled Bursts Of Boredom: A Cure For Contemporary Click-Frenzies?

“The things people do out of sheer boredom! They study out of boredom; they pray out of boredom; they fall in love, get married and reproduce out of boredom; in the end they die out of boredom.” It was the German author Georg Büchner who put…

April 16, 2012, by

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Has Content Curation Become A New Creativity For The Masses?

When I first heard the term “digital content curation” I thought of Picasso-peddling online arts merchants, vernissages on Facebook and high heeled iPhone users staggering through Italian designer boutiques. But what does it really mean? Traditionally, the term curator refereed to…

March 27, 2012, by

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Nailing the Coffin on “Internet Addiction”

We all have heard it before that someone is “addicted to the Internet” and secretly fear that we might be in danger of turning into online junkies, ourselves. It’s what our parents had warned us from. Only now it’s not…

May 5, 2011, by

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Who Can Survive 24 Hours Without Internet?

It might be more difficult than you expect. Also, you are not alone. According to a new global study of university students by the International Center for Media & the Public Affairs (ICMPA) in partnership with the Salzburg Academy on…

April 8, 2011, by

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The Age of Infovores, the Grazing Brain and Binge Processing

Today I stumbled over an article written in 2008 in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Why We’re Powerless To Resist Grazing On Endless Web Data”. The author uses the metaphor of a cat hunting for the red dot produced by…

March 7, 2011, by