Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Various, (2017), Time Well Spent, Retrieved on 2017-11-21
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    21 NOV 2017

     The Attention Arms Race

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google have produced amazing products that have benefited the world enormously. But these companies are also caught in a zero-sum race for our finite attention, which they need to make money. Constantly forced to outperform their competitors, they must use increasingly persuasive techniques to keep us glued. They point AI-driven news feeds, content, and notifications at our minds, continually learning how to hook us more deeply—from our own behavior. Unfortuna...
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