I actually exclaimed “oh shit” when I saw this link a few minutes ago.
This is now my favorite thing on the internet, because it addresses something that’s been rattling around in my thoughts for months.
How do we regain focus while surfing the web, how do we create a situation where we’re not inundated by more and more and more Stuff. Always new posts, always scrolling, clicking, always on to the next.
I read in Wired about the End of the Web some months back, how apps were taking over. Sounded like balderdash.
But now…I don’t know if I believe it, but I like it. I like going to a place and seeing a thing. Not a cascading waterfall of things that never ends, that asks me to look at something and then another something and then another something, whittling away at my concentration, at the time I spend with any one thing.
I want to look at one photo at a time, influenced not at all by the one above or the one below.
I want to read a single article without being distracted by something an algorithm think I might also enjoy.
I want the entire internet to operate in Zen Mode.
Bravo, Nieman Labs.
I can see the need for this. (Currently skimmed up to dash page 300 in attempt to “catch up” on shit, as if I’d missed something important. Need to slow down.)