November 11th, 2010
|12:12 pm - A query, oh Hive Mind|
What does "distraction culture" mean to you? Just off the top of your head, no googling.
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'
I bet it has something to do with Twitter and Facebook. Social Networking is really nothing more than social distraction.
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.
The internet, hands down.
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)
PS I would venture a guess of the definition of distraction culture to be: ADD mindset as caused by the Internet.
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?
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.