Month: February 2019

The Race for Our Attention

In his TED Talk, How a Handful of Tech Companies Control Billions of Minds Everyday, Tristan Harris discusses the main goal of major tech companies like Facebook, Netflix, and YouTube: To maximize the time spent on their pages. Harris also highlights three radical changes that he would like to see in the face of digital media: …

The 5 W’s of My First Twitter Chat

I was anti-Twitter for YEARS. A corner of the world wide web where people tried to impress fellow strangers with random thoughts and snarky comments? Thanks, but no thanks. Celebrity feuds and the remarks of political figures only furthered this negative opinion. I vowed to keep off of Twitter and stick to the social media …