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comment by Garbageland
Garbageland  ·  2511 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: After recent events, Reddit is already more or less back to normal.

I'll admit, it is hard to stop thinking like that. Everything online instills in us this sense of immediacy. People stop thinking about a post they saw on reddit at most 12 hours after they saw it, threads on 4chan "404" hours, sometimes even minutes after being made, replies on Twitter tend to make no sense after the initial tweet is a few hours old, people are deathly afraid of accidentally "liking" a Facebook or Instagram post that's more than a month old for fear of looking like a stalker. I think the internet as a whole is running our attention spans into the dirt.

I also think it's deviously engineered to do just that but that's a tin foil hat conversation for another time.