My Distraction Sickness — and Yours
This Andrew Sullivan piece is a richly ruminative exploration of the internet's influence on our culture, as well as our spiritual lives.
"A regular teen Snapchat user, as the Atlantic recently noted, can have exchanged anywhere between 10,000 and even as many as 400,000 snaps with friends. As the snaps accumulate, they generate publicly displayed scores that bestow the allure of popularity and social status. This, evolutionary psychologists will attest, is fatal."
"The threat is to our souls. At this rate, if the noise does not relent, we might even forget we have any."
Read the full article by Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine