One of the most Easiest Books of the 12 months The San Francisco Chronicle * The Philadelphia Inquirer * Vox * The Globe and Mail (Toronto) From Tim Wu, writer of the award-winning The Grasp Transfer ( a New Yorker and Fortune Guide of the 12 months) and who coined the time period 8220;internet neutrality8221;8211;a revelatory, bold and pressing account of ways the seize and re-sale of human consideration turned into the defining trade of our time. Ours is frequently referred to as a knowledge economic system, however at a second when get right of entry to to data is nearly limitless, our consideration has turn out to be without equal commodity. In just about each and every second of our waking lives, we are facing a barrage of efforts to reap our consideration. This situation isn8217;t merely the byproduct of new technological inventions however the results of greater than a century8217;s enlargement and growth within the industries that feed on human consideration. Wu8217;s narrative starts within the 19th century, when Benjamin Day found out he may just get wealthy promoting newspapers for a penny. Since then, each and every new medium8211;from radio to tv to Web corporations akin to Google and Fb8211;has attained business viability and immense riches by way of turning itself into an promoting platform. Because the early days, the elemental industry fashion of 8220;consideration traders8221; hasn8217;t ever modified: unfastened diversion in change for a second of your time, bought in flip to the highest-bidding advertiser. Filled with vigorous, sudden storytelling and piercing perception, The Consideration Traders lays naked the real nature of a ubiquitous truth we will be able to not come up with the money for to just accept at face price.
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