All posts tagged “social media

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Intimacy at a distance

In 1956, Donald Horton and Richard Wohl coined the term parasocial interaction to describe the psychological relationship that people were starting to have with TV personalities. Though radio had already started this phenomenon, the television brought with it an entirely new dimension. People started to… Read More

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Policies for the leisure state

Andrew Kortina and Namrata Patel recently published an intriguing essay called, Kinky Labor Supply and the Attention Tax. They begin by talking about declining labor force participation rates, particularly among young men. Remember that the participation rate is distinct from the unemployment rate. Here is a… Read More

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#DeleteFacebook

Earlier this week I deleted my Facebook account. If we were friends on the service and you can no longer find me, this is the reason why.  Part of why I did this certainly had to do with privacy. I read Brian Acton’s (WhatsApp cofounder)… Read More