A lone tweet arced across the sky and caught my attention:
Listening to a show on internet addiction. Is it the internet, or the stuff that’s on it? The medium, or the message?
I replied that it’s both the message and the medium: I think it’s some of both: appealing content, convenient packaging.
The Internet gives us two things that, as humans, we crave: inclusion — the sense of belonging to a community and being accepted — and information — keeping up with what’s going on in the community and in the larger world. Continue reading