Here’s the interruption you’re scrolling for.

“As people grow accustomed to consuming smaller bits of information, each interrupted by the next, we lose the kind of deep thinking and “deep reading” that was associated with books. 

We want to be interrupted, because each interruption brings us a valuable piece of information…and so we ask the Internet to keep interrupting us, in ever more and different ways. We willingly accept the loss of concentration of focus, the division of our attention and the fragmentation of our thoughts, in return for the wealth of compelling or at least diverting information we receive. Tuning out is not an option many of us would consider.”

Nicholas Carr, The Shallows

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