Guilty pleasures. That’s something many of us suffer from. Especially when it comes to consuming online content.
We scroll through never-ending feeds of the sizzling and sensational. From celebrity confessions, adorably cute animals, to gruesome murders, religious riots and the latest episode of “Who should we publicly shame today?”
Yep, that’s the second day of the Lunar New Year. Which was pretty cool because it resulted in a lot more positive posts online – photos of families and friends resplendent in their new clothes, mouth-watering food pics, and lots of good cheer.
Our greatest enemy isn’t sugar, fat or empty calories. Rather, it is the overflowing rivers of content streaming from our handheld devices, laptops and television screens.
Swirling on our smartphones like endless puffs of cotton candy, those pleasurable bits of videos, photos, text, and comics can gobble up hours of our time. Along the way, our attention spans are also torn to shreds.
What are the greatest forces shaping our tech-enabled lives? Give up?
Well, why not ask social media “godfathers” Robert Scoble and Shel Israel? Authors of the legendary book Naked Conversations (aka the book which got me hooked on blogging), the two gentlemen got together with Mitch Joel on his podcast to talk about their recent book Age of Context.