New favorite word: Selective Ignorance

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2008 at 10:16 am

From Merriam-Webster’s “word of the year” efforts:

Selective Ignorance (noun): the practice of selectively ignoring distracting, irrelevant, or otherwise unnecessary information received, such as e-mails, news reports, etc.

Another, of many signs, pointing to the  Attention Economy.  Great analysis (if a bit dated) at Read Write Web on the matter.  Worth a read.


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