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Every time you open your phone or your computer, your brain is walking onto a battleground... Your captive attention is worth billions ... This has actually changed how you see the world...
walls of code have turned you into a predictable asset — a user that can be mined for attention... by focusing on one over-simplified metric, one that supports advertising as its primary source of revenue. This metric is called engagement, and emphasizing it — above all else — has subtly and steadily changed the way we look at the news, our politics, and each other... This article is one of a series exploring how these strategies of capturing our attention are influencing our lives.
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