Max Read on nymag.com:
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.