Boo 029 - Productivity, professionalism and addiction to notifications (i.e. narcissism)

Jan 08, 2012, 02:50 AM, Croydon, VIC, Australia
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sm2n - over 5 years ago

Glad you found the link useful. It's a fascinating subject!


AdamJaffrey - over 5 years ago

Wow, fascinating stuff @sm2n!
Summed up in another quote from the same article: "For a tool that business depends so heavily on, we put little thought into how we use email." Very worrisome.


sm2n - over 5 years ago

You reinforce some good points, Adam. The Pavlovian dogs theory about email addiction (an example of 'Classical conditioning') was nicely covered in this article, containing this succinct quote:
"Both slot machines and email follow something called a 'variable interval reinforcement schedule' "