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Nothing Lasts Forever — Not Even on the Internet
A Better Social Media World is Waiting for Us
(NYT) by Annalee Newitz (11/30/19)

I was directed to this by John Scalzi’s blog, because he was one of the people interviewed on the subject. And the way the article opens is a cool graphic design. Of course, after it has been used once, that has to be it!

What’s more, companies like Facebook and Twitter lack an incentive to promote better relationships and a better understanding of the news “because they make money through outrage and deception,” Ms. Hall said. Outrage and deception capture our attention, and attention sells ads. “At a business model level, they are ad networks parasitic on human connection.”