I am for my own reasons holding out against complete personal digital metamorphosis and still receive a large percentage of my news media through television, regardless that the electromagnetic signal itself is digitally-encoded. An advantage that I derive from television news is that, unlike the overtly digital communications channels of social media and YouTube, the…
The ancient emergence of information-encoding mechanisms that seek both optimal self-replication and resilience against catastrophic loss of components and sub-systems - in contemporary manifestation.
Does social media only really exploit us and invoke reflexive psychological and emotional dependency?
Facebook has a genocide problem.
Corporate power in the technology domain is a complex cartography but it is not indecipherable. It takes intelligence and subtlety to address the problem of autonomously self-propagating information systems that have grown too large, too fast and in all of this speed and runaway self-replication represent something of an atavistic return to a state of accelerated reproduction which in cells occurs in (or as) cancer.
Social media addiction is a growing phenomenon. It is a problem-space defined by the deep irony that the more connected we all become by the putatively "social" information and communication technologies, the more isolated we all feel ourselves to be. In this context, expectation is fundamentally, foundationally discontinuous with experience.
Instagram does not only generate dissatisfaction, it thrives on it.
Sometimes the most profound truths (or at the very least - facts) emerge not from what does exist, but from what does not.
Ideological turbulence, media distrust, fake news and the hyper-inflating bias towards successfully self-propagating inflammatory rhetoric in (or as) social media is one instance of a broader principle through which life and intelligence negotiate and harness or exploit entropy in information and energy processing systems.
You can not actually detox from digital hyper-connectivity using digital devices, but who would be willing to let the truth get in the way of a good business model...
The influence of popular communications and media is an effect measured by the relative simplicity of the associated communication method.
Personality or persona is the most concise form in which a reflexive attitude and interpretation (both from and) towards the world can be captured...