The title I Intend to Keep Scrolling Till I Feel Something by River Clegg is a testimony of our times. Has social media numbed you down so much that you feel nothing after two hours of scrolling late into the night?
I blame the internet. Everything today is flattened; no story is afforded its proper weight. News reports about Syria and op-eds about racism and pictures of people mountain-biking and videos where zoo pandas fall down — they’re all stacked on top of each other! One right after the other in an endless feed. How am I supposed to wade through all this without arriving at a maddening, indecipherable noise? How could genuine human emotion penetrate such an opaque, suffocating shroud of free online content?
There’s only one solution. Faster scrolling.
You just have to read it and feel….something…that’s it.