Popular content on internet has fast become like mainstream music. It’s a racket where the most successfully distributed content is made purely for profit and not for its topical significance. With the same membrane effect as mainstream radio, meaningful writing is engulfed in a sea of agenda-ised nonsense as we are bombarded by the noise of content marketing giants like Outbrain and Taboola with articles that don’t mean anything.
These articles are part of an engineered linking network of articles that also don’t mean anything and it goes on and on until you have wasted 4 hours of your life reading total garbage. Seems like this cycle is a reoccurring theme in humanity. A self-perpetuating disease where we ensure everything is exploited, served up and consumed. Are we feeding off emotional energy when we read the next ‘one weird weight loss tip’ or ’10 people you won’t believe did something..’. Or do we just have a curiosity bias for stupid information?
But how can I talk? I engage in affiliate marketing for profit, it’s just these corporations do it bigger and better. As with most things – the bottom line is money, we all want more and nobody gives a fuck.
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