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November 11th, 2010


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12:12 pm - A query, oh Hive Mind
What does "distraction culture" mean to you? Just off the top of your head, no googling.

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From:bitterlawngnome
Date:November 11th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
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it's that thing of constantly interrupting people's lives with something bigger flashier scarier more urgent in order to supplant their agenda with the advertisers'
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From:tbonejenkins
Date:November 11th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
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I bet it has something to do with Twitter and Facebook. Social Networking is really nothing more than social distraction.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:November 11th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
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I've thought about it, scrolled away a couple of times, scrolled back, and I have to say, this term really has no meaning to me.
Then again, I am from a somewhat different culture to you. HTH.
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From:scream4noreason
Date:November 11th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
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The internet, hands down.
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From:spacecrab
Date:November 12th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
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To me, it more or less means the mainstream entertainment industries in the United States -- most dramatically, professional Football and Baseball broadcasts and their beer commercials, but also (to some extent) mechanically-produced tv sitcom and drama, reality tv, quiz shows, etc.

Edited at 2010-11-12 02:58 am (UTC)
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From:shirtlifterbear
Date:November 12th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
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SQUIRREL!
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From:shirtlifterbear
Date:November 12th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
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PS I would venture a guess of the definition of distraction culture to be: ADD mindset as caused by the Internet.
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From:gerisullivan
Date:November 12th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
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Yes. This. SQUIRREL!

(And the ADD-friendly, short attention span world change we've seen in the last 15-20 years.)

Can I go Google it now?

Ooooh, Shiny!
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From:apostle_of_eris
Date:November 12th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
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I'd assume it was some advancement of The Society of the Spectacle.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:November 12th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Best! Answer! Ever!

Well, because the link will be very handy in writing the paper I'm dodging the actual work of by posting silly questions on the internet. ;>

I think you're basically right, though, but we're still working it out. It's a phrase that popped into my head while brainstorming a 4th credit paper with a couple other students.

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