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The Screaming Horde

by Drew Meyers on 8:15 pm June 14, 2017

I wrote “Here Ye, Here Ye, Read All About it” 4 years ago. The noise hasn’t gone away. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s gotten exponentially worse (that’s the time suck economy at work). From Seth Godin: Today, because noise is everywhere, we’re all surrounded by a screaming horde, an open-outcry marketplace of ideas where the race to be heard appears to be the only race that matters. And so subtlety flies out the window, along with a desire to engage for the long haul. … Read More »

More on Hijacking Attention

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am June 3, 2017

I wrote about a podcast with Tristan Harris I listened to in February. It’s very, very clear — the race for attention is not going away. Friends, family, politicians, startups, apps, websites, work, Netflix, etc. Yesterday, I listened to his presentation at the Code conference and still firmly believe everything he says. To me, it’s scary that more people aren’t concerned about the issue of attention hijacking.

Is Your Technology Hijacking Attention, or Improving Humanity?

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am February 4, 2017

I listened to the RECODE podcast with Tristan Harris this week while I was working late. Super fascinating discussion. Formerly a Design Ethicist at Google, he’s now working on Time Well Spent: Time Well Spent is a movement to align technology with our humanity. Today apps and media compete in a race to grab our attention. Join a movement to: Live better with more empowering settings for our media and devices. Change incentives so media competes to improve our lives, not get eyeballs. Invent new interfaces that help … Read More »

The Time Suck Economy

by Drew Meyers on 11:29 am January 11, 2013

I wrote a piece about the Time Suck Economy on Geek Wire the other day, but it’s worth calling out here too. What is the time suck economy? Simple, exactly what it sounds like. The technology economy built around wasting people’s online time. A couple brief thoughts to share here… Think utility. Not entertainment. Understand — what problem are you actually solving? Don’t waste your talents entertaining people and helping them accomplish less in life. Spend them helping people accomplish more and lead better lives. … Read More »

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