The "ludic loop" of checking email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all day


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/06/the-ludic-loop-of-checking.html


#2

imagine if your loop was: Breitbart > CNN > SNL > Twitter


#3

Congrats, Mark. Boing Boing has been in my loop for years.

I’m sending you a bill


#4

HAH HAH. Doing this right now. Only “check Boing Boing forum” instead of Facebook.


#5

If you’re still using Twitter / FaceFuckBook after what is commonly known about those first’s famous user plus the latter’s owner, well just please stop it.


#6

Hmmm, my loop is BBBBS, Newsblur, Slack, email.
I feel like I should figure out a way to make money off this.


#7

This is so true.

I watched a gull fish the perimeter of the ice along a pond for about 30-40 minutes this morning, in stillness.


#8

In real life?


#9

Isn’t that one of those curious phrases that (despite no grammatical issues preventing it) is virtually never used except when it is glaringly false?


#10

What if your loop is “Nice Reply,” “Great Reply,” “Popular Link”


#11

I don’t use Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

But they are not necessary for me to dive into my time-killing spiral. I have my favorite blogs and websites, KakaoTalk, HelloTalk, etc.

It’s a problem.


#12

Yep. and I selfishly didn’t even post pics to my instagram.

Back and forth it went, back and forth, back and forth, looking for minnows.


#13

You, sir, have just won the IRLs for the day!


“And now it is my great pleasure to present, the Duke of IRL!”

:joy:


#14

If it’s not on Youtube, how could it be real?


#15

I know, right?
And here’s @AcerPlatanoides with his “MeTube”, geez, some people… :smile:


#16

bbs is my ludic loop.


#17

Duke of IRL, Duke, Duke.


#18

The book in question isn’t available for Kindle and I can’t remember if that’s ironic or not.


#19

The wild turkey version of a ludic loop.


#20

That’s a bit ambitious. The rabbits get distracted easily, and frequently decide that now would be a good time to flop over and take a nap.

Literal rabbits are a great addition to the loop though :smiley:

do {
refreshBB();
checkMail();
if (bunnies.hiding() == false) { bunnies.pet(); }
actualWork.attempt();
} while (awake);