Episode 1561: Addiction, Anger And The Attention Trap – The Twittering Machine With Richard Seymour
Today we speak to the writer and activist Richard Seymour about his new book, The Twittering Machine.
Trolls are the anti-celebrities, the propagandists of human failure. They remind you that there’s a point of view from which you don’t matter and your suffering is funny. We are all trolls.
The Twittering Machine IV: We Are All Trolls – YouTube https://t.co/8uCKcjmnm3
— Richard Seymour (@leninology) September 3, 2019
The book explores social media and how it has come to structure our reality – why it’s addictive, the real reason people get addicted to things, why social media is abusive, the attention trap, and why people are having less sex, dating less and more are suffering from depression.
“Come for the nectar of approval, stay for the frisson of virtual death.” @leninology on what keeps us hooked to Twitter https://t.co/l5DDNhs0oe
— The Long Read (@gdnlongread) August 31, 2019
And why are three noble lions – Shearer, Michael Owen and Henry Winter – clawing at each other’s flesh and therefore demeaning “England”.
Really sad seeing Shearer and Owen, two of England’s greatest strikers and two genuinely likeable, intelligent individuals, arguing like this in public. Their dispute demeans both, demeans Newcastle and demeans England. Please get together, sort your differences and call a truce. https://t.co/7B8ZfZxHno
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 3, 2019
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English lit major ???? @knbrmurph on millennials, protecting your brain and sacrificing a finger to play in a Super Bowlhttps://t.co/FGC8RSprXw pic.twitter.com/vVGZVDLzvD
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???? Ciarán from Human Resources details the many approaches to a good, old-fashioned, healthy workplace feud
???? Where’s the beef, Frank?
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