Archive for June 2, 2018

Superstimulus: Refining Online Interactions into Digital Heroin

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Legal Issues, skmurphy

Attention-selling business models have incentives for fostering unhealthy addictive behavior. They are refining online interactions into the equivalent of digital heroin: experiences that are highly pleasurable, highly addictive, and in the long run seriously harmful. My goal is to offer several perspectives on certain business models that encourage a “race to the bottom” and provide some suggestions for how to correct or at least manage the problem.

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