fb (2004) twitter (2006) iphone (2007).. social mechs.. they change the operation of a key resource: attention..attention is rarely analyzed on its own; a significant oversight given its importance.
@michaelerard – attention
attention is oxygen for movements.
in 21st cent and in networked public spehre.. attention as a rexource allocated/acquired on local/national/transnational scales and censorhip as a broad term for denial of attention thru multiple means
4\ draconian move increased global/domestic attention…
keep in mind that attention, not info per se, is the most crucial resource for a social movement
sm platforms are designed for inefficient allocation of attention..
thinking the best way to pay attention.. is via curiosity.. and so fitting this is also in her book:
in the mountains of chiapas, i learned a zapatista saying: ‘preguntando caminamos’ it means ‘we walk while asking questions’ it is in that spirit that i present this book
adding page while also taking in Mehdi‘s talk
Maria Popova (@brainpicker) tweeted at 5:02 PM on Sun, Jul 02, 2017:
“Attention, taken to its highest degree, is the same thing as prayer. It presupposes faith and love.” Weil, forever https://t.co/jTNYNoOfIa
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
My new essay for @Wired on how “It’s the Golden Age of Free Speech”—except our ideals and battles about “free speech” are now about *attention*, not speech. Besides, can you even believe your lying eyes? It may all be fake. https://t.co/kPY8tII6VJ https://t.co/IvJKpNJrhJ
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/953252676145500161
‘The most effective forms of censorship today involve meddling with trust and attention, not muzzling speech itself