Spam, in the broad definition Brunton gave in his fascinating book Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet, is using “information technology to exploit existing gatherings of attention.”
that we’re all capable, at least in theory, of acting spamilly, whether we’re spammers or not. “Spam,” as the entrepreneur and author Jason Fried told me several years ago: “is just throwing a bunch of stuff at the wall to see what sticks. It’s not really communicating. It’s harassing a large number of people to see if anyone responds.”
It’s lazily exploiting the attention of many, so as to benefit from the responses of a few.
“The net is designed to be an interruption system, a machine geared to dividing attention,” Nicholas Carr explains in his book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.” “We willingly accept the loss of concentration and focus, the division of our attention and the fragmentation of our thoughts, in return for the wealth of compelling or at least diverting information we receive.”
Is this really what I want to be doing?” If the answer is no, the next question is, “What could I be doing that would feel more productive, or satisfying, or relaxing?”
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Clifford Nass, a social psychologist at Stanford, says studies show multitasking on the Internet can make you forget how to read human emotions. When he showed online multitaskers pictures of faces, they had a hard time identifying the emotions they were showing.
"After the week, people in the ‘treatment’ group reported all sorts of miraculous improvements:
A better social life.
Finding it easier to concentrate.
Being in a better mood.
Wasting less time."