The internet made us weird – just not in the right way | Douglas Rushkoff

The internet made us weird – just not in the right way | Douglas Rushkoff

I feel like my undergraduate students, who are 18 to 22 years old, are maybe a bit more cynical about social media and their smartphones and all than we would have expected. I mean, they’re cynical about everything, on a certain level. But I think that they’re less likely to get hooked into some crazy… Read more The internet made us weird – just not in the right way | Douglas Rushkoff

THE INTERNET FOR DUMMIES

THE INTERNET FOR DUMMIES

[Windows XP start-up music plays] -Shut up! -Aaaahh… oh. Hello, paying customer. Has this problem ever happened to you? -Writing to my grandchildren is so hard. I’ll probably die before it even reaches them. -Well, there’s a solution and it’s called… The Internet! My name’s Bob Roberts. I’m a Vietnam war vet and a very… Read more THE INTERNET FOR DUMMIES

Digital Addiction: How Half the Developed World Got Hooked on the Internet | Adam Alter

Digital Addiction: How Half the Developed World Got Hooked on the Internet | Adam Alter

Behavioral addiction is a lot like substance addiction in a lot of ways, but it’s much newer. So substance addiction obviously involves the ingestion of a substance, and in the short-term that feels good, and in the long-term it harms your well being in some respects. It can be physiological, it can be psychological, it… Read more Digital Addiction: How Half the Developed World Got Hooked on the Internet | Adam Alter