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    Vox | Sean Illing | 5/2/19 | 14 min
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    • LGC1 month ago

      What an arrogant, dismissive statement: "It’s an interesting point about the digital communities we form, but at the same time this is the most vacuous, unfulfilling community imaginable. It’s online, it’s distant, and it’s based on mutual self-gratification."

    • kellyalysia1 month ago

      I loved the part about the indignation meeting (anyone here watch “Last Man on Earth”? Reminds me of their “grievance board” lol) the historical context provided here is so fascinating and valuable. Will have to check out the book.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        1 month ago

        I’d have way too much fun at an indignation meeting.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      Humans don’t scale.

      Time and attention are finite.

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar
      Scout
      1 month ago

      One thing we all could be more conscious of is the understanding that both emotions and technologies are historical artifacts, that they’re shaped by humans.

    • readup1 month ago

      We don’t merely develop new devices for expressing our emotions — our devices actually alter what emotions we express.

      So important to recognize, that we are at a truly unprecedented time when it comes to our handling of our latest technological devices. Examine the reasons you believe your technology usage alters the way you feel and in what way!

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      1 month ago

      Emotions don’t just hold steady and get expressed through new devices. Devices transform them — teach us new habits, nurture new expectations, and model new behaviors, too.