May 20, 2019

Group Chats Are Making the Internet Fun Again

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You don’t check” chats the way you check an endless feed: Conversation flows when enough people want to have it, but there’s no algorithm to find and surface an unseen chat message that you might engage with.

Great point. I specially like the next sentence.

What you get instead is distraction the old-fashioned way: with intention.

We’re not machines. It’s human to be distracted, seek entertainment, daydream. The problem nowadays is that we’re being trained to stay in a continued state of attention.

Without algorithms fulfilling the dopamine rush after every click/corner, it’s easier to take a step back.

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