The Art of Understanding - Zdziarski

A long essay which I find cogent regarding one of the most fundamental problems behind social media. I find this argument to be a good restatement and expansion on many others, consolidating a lot of what we intuitively feel is wrong into a coherent comprehension of why.

I don’t agree with everything, but the gist of this argument strikes me as very sound and has helped me put a finger on at least one main issue I have with the modern styles of communication and social interaction.

Woah, his blog changed layouts.

It’s a decent analysis, certainly. I don’t expect any of the current social profit companies to change, though. Even if forced, they’ll do the minimum needed and then adapt to ensure maximal addictiveness in the new system.