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CBS Sunday Morning News - Overload: How technology is bringing us too much information

April 1, 2018View for printing

Smartphones and other gadgets deliver a wealth of information, but are they also delivering an OVERLOAD to our senses? Our Cover Story is reported by Sunday Morning Senior Contributor Ted Koppel:

Fifty, sixty years ago, television was the threat. It would, we feared, rot our children's minds, and our minds -- diminishing our attention span, addicting millions to mindless drivel.

The "vast wasteland," in the palm of your hand. CBS News

There are those who say, "And they were right!"

So, what's different about today and the internet?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/overload ... nformation/

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Sinclair's script for stations

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” ― George Orwell, 1984

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” ― George Orwell, 1984

Have you been "informed"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWLjYJ4BzvI

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This Analysis Shows How Viral Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook

A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories from 19 major news outlets combined.

Craig Silverman BuzzFeed Founding Editor, Canada

https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverm ... .vmAej2awgR


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