Consumption of Media Has Moved to Bits and Pieces

The problem is: We just don't do whole things anymore. We don't read complete books — just excerpts. We don't listen to whole CDs — just samplings. We don't sit through whole baseball games — just a few innings. Don't even write whole sentences. Or read whole stories like this one.

We care more about the parts and less about the entire. We are into snippets and smidgens and clips and tweets. We are not only a fragmented society, but a fragment society.

And the result: What we gain is the knowledge — or the illusion of knowledge — of many new, different and variegated aspects of life. What we lose is still being understood.


We don't consume whole books and albums anymore, but bits and pieces.

Folksonomies: new media

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/art and entertainment/books and literature (0.490461)
/society (0.408450)

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baseball:Sport (0.792472 (neutral:0.000000))

Part (0.915507): dbpedia
Fragment (0.880859): dbpedia

 We Are Just Not Digging The Whole Anymore
Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Weeks, Linton (March 15, 2011), We Are Just Not Digging The Whole Anymore, NPR, Retrieved on 2011-04-15
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  • Folksonomies: new media culture media consumption


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