Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media

“As of late, we’ve been talking a lot about content streams, streams of information. This metaphor is powerful. The idea is that you’re living inside the stream: adding to it, consuming it, redirecting it. The stream metaphor is about reaching flow. It’s also about restructuring the ways in which information flows in modern society. (…) If we’re not careful, we’re going to develop the psychological equivalent of obesity.” (Danah Boyd)

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