What do The New York Sun, snake oil salesmen, Nazi propoganda, prime time, Superbowl half-time commercial, email notice, Oprah, Instagram, Adwords, and the Kardashians all have in common?
Very entertaining read about advertising and all other means of making money off people’s attention.
“Ours is often called an information economy, but at a moment when accessing Information is virtually unlimited, our attention rather than information has become the ultimate commodity”
Starting from the TV remote, to ad blocking, then cord-cutters today, I suppose in the 21st century we are in a battle to reclaim the ownership of our own attention.
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires