Habits are dopamine-driven feedback loop. Every behavior that is highly habit-forming — taking drugs, eating junk food, playing video comes, browsing social media — is associated with higher level of dopamine.
The short version is that cities with increased Facebook posting seemed to have increased incidents of violence against immigrants. Tyler Cowan has some issues with the data though. He concludes that “As it stands right now, you shouldn’t be latching on to the reported results from this paper. Read the piece from The New York […]
Alex Honnold is a climber that climbs without ropes on some of the hardest routes in the world. One mental slip and he’s dead, so of course he cuts all social media in the month before the hardest stuff he does. We need more of this in business. Newport supposes that in the future there […]
Here’s the truth. If your email list isn’t at the center of the ROI you are generating for your business, news flash: you are doing it wrong. Your email list should be a constant driver of business, and if it isn’t, you need to take it more seriously.
As your audience grows, your reliance on the given social platform increases. Then what do the networks do? They slowly decrease organic reach, thus increasing the necessity of paying for the same level of exposure. Put another way, the marketplace conditions are being engineered so that ad space on social networks sells itself. To get […]
Today’s cult of convenience fails to acknowledge that difficulty is a constitutive feature of human experience. Convenience is all destination and no journey. But climbing a mountain is different from taking the tram to the top, even if you end up at the same place. We are becoming people who care mainly or only about […]
Positive Affect – language revealing that tweeters felt active, engaged, and hopeful — generally rose in the morning, plummeted in the afternoon, and climb back up again in the early evening.
Now here’s a problem: Our society today, through the wonders of consumer culture and hey-look-at-my-life-is-cooler-than-yours social media, has bred a whole generation of people who believe that having these negative experiences — anxiety, fear, guilt, etc. — is totally not okay.