Category Archives: Internet+ Effects

Internet+ Effects: Twitter

There’s growing awareness that the Internet plus attendant hardware (e.g., smartphones) and software (e.g., Twitter) have fundamentally altered most, if not all, aspects of life, including our perceptions of our experiences. A case in point is Rich Lowery’s National Review article, … Continue reading

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Fractured into Three Americas and Implications for Government

One of the characteristics of our Internet+ Age is that we’re fractured into more numerous and more intense groups. Jim Vanderlei describes one aspect of this splintering, writing that America “is breaking into blue America, red America, and Trump America.” The vehemence of … Continue reading

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Posting Is Sharing

Posting on the Internet is sharing. What’s posted is available to, and thus is, or can be, shared with anyone who has an Internet connection. There’s no alternative to sharing what’s posted when it can be acquired by anyone who wants it. Sharing … Continue reading

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Work-Life Division– and Many Other Boundaries/Distinctions–Disappearing

Updated November 29, 2020 The technology of the Internet+ Age is obsolescing traditional separations; for example, the division between work and the rest of life.  In Marshal McLuhan’s words: “When everyone is more and more involved in the information environment and … Continue reading

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Internet+ Effects: Waining Interest in History and Increasing Awareness of the Present

Updated January 16, 2021 There’s lots of whining about the waining interest in history.  No one is to blame for history’s decline in popularity, and interest in history is not going to increase, no matter how shrill and numerous  the … Continue reading

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Internet+ Effects Irresistible

Effects of Internet+ (that is, effects of the Internet plus smartphones, Google, cloud computing, sensors, and other attendant hard- and software) are irresistible, cannot be overcome, largely because these effects are invisible to us; we’re not aware of what they’re … Continue reading

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Internet+ Effects: Facebook

We are mightily affected by Internet+; i.e., by the Internet plus attendant hardware and software; for example, Facebook: “Facebook uses algorithms to feed us news that we will like.” Robert Danton, reviewing Lee McIntyre, Post-Truth, http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06/28/fantasyland-bunk-greatest-show-on-earth/

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Internet+ Effects: Control/Regulation

We’re controlled/regulated by the Internet and/plus attendant hard- and software (i.e., by what I call, Internet+). This is well documented in Crary’s book, 24/7 (see my Amazon review below); e.g., when he writes on page 46: “Every new product [hardware]or … Continue reading

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Internet+ Effects: Making Money Online

Updated December 17, 2020 One of the effects of the technology of the Internet+ Age is that it increases the ability of people to make money online.  In a Chicago Tribune article, it’s pointed out that many ways of making money–e.g., … Continue reading

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