The enemy of contemplation

The most obvious drawback of social media is that they are aggressive distractions. (…) Twitter is not just an ambient presence. It demands attention and response. It is the enemy of contemplation. Every time my TweetDeck shoots a new tweet to my desktop, I experience a little dopamine spritz that takes me away from . . . from . . . wait, what was I saying?

Bill Keller: The Twitter Trap

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