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    • SEnkey10 months ago

      The crazy thing here is that the clickbait overwhelming nature of modern 'news' is all national. Where we actually could benefit from more robust news at the local level.

      I don't really care about the latest scandal in DC. But I do care if the funds at my local school aren't adding up. Or if my water department is ginning up new fees.

    • kellyalysia
      Scout
      10 months ago

      I decided my word of the year was signal and now I see it everywhere: "Avoid the noise because it messes with the signal."

    • dukie411 months ago

      This is persuasive and I’m removing all my news emails and notifications. And... should I consider Read Up to be news? 🤔

    • deephdave
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      11 months ago

      We’re afraid of silence, afraid to be alone with our thoughts. That’s why we pull out our phones when we’re waiting in line at a coffee shop or the grocery store. We’re afraid to ask ourselves deep and meaningful questions. We’re afraid to be bored. We’re so afraid, that to avoid it, we’ll literally drive ourselves crazy, consuming pointless information.

      • Florian11 months ago

        I was going to quite the same section. It’s so true and so sad.