This summarizes- why i quit the social media (only the additive ones- i use twitter for good articles) – why you should stop reading news .
“We’re surrounded by so much information that is of immediate interest to us that we feel overwhelmed by the never-ending pressure of trying to keep up with it all.”— Nicolas Carr
Basically You Are Consuming Junk – This is what click bait content mess your brain with- gossips, movie, music, – like an addictive pornography . this is also why you get distracted from work and get tired from frequent social media notifications and caffeine addictions. you think you are being productive but actually you are not
First, the speed of news delivery
has increased. We used to have to wait to get a newspaper or gossip with
people in our town to get our news, but not anymore. Thanks to alerts, texts,
and other interruptions, news find us almost the minute it’s published.
Second, the costs to produce news
have dropped significantly. Some people write 12 blog posts a day for major
newspapers. It’s nearly impossible to write something thoughtful on one topic,
let alone 12. Over the course of a year, this works out to writing 2880
articles (assuming four weeks of vacation). The fluency of the person you’re
getting your news from in the subject they’re covering is near zero. As a
result, you’re filling your head with surface opinions on isolated topics
Third, producers of news attempt
to hijack our brains. News producers perpetuate a culture of “tune in,
don’t miss out, follow this or you’ll be misinformed, oh wait, look at this!”
As you consume more and more of that kind of news, you have less and less time
for what matters.
Fourth, the incentives are
misaligned. In part, because there is a lot of competition, most news outlets
feel compelled to offer free news. After all, everyone else is doing it.
However, when the news is free, you still need to pay people, so you move away
from a subscription model that was selling static ads to a captive audience to
a model that’s selling the audience to advertisers. Page views become the name
of the game, and the more, the better. For a lot of people who create news
This Is Why You Need To Go For – Subscription Model News – If You Want To Consume News So Badly- Ken Web, Media Nama, The Wire – Is The One To Look Out For If You Live In India