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Adventures in social media enlightenment


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The internet is full of fluff and click-bait

Image by ginnerobot. Used under a CC 2.0 license.

Image by ginnerobot. Used under a CC 2.0 license.

As part of my digital spring clean, I’ve been trying to kick the terrible habit I have of seeing an interesting looking article, opening it in a new tab and then never reading it. I end up with so many tabs open that the favicons are no longer visible and I have no idea what any of the tabs are. I decided to sort through the tabs I already had open and as I was doing so I read a few of them. I was surprised to find that most of them weren’t very interesting. They had click-bait titles that had drawn me in, but actually the articles themselves weren’t very substantive – they were fluff. Continue reading

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