The cynical would say that an SEO specialist sees people only as datapoints, incapable of actual thought or ideology. That’s true, but lets us off too easily. Rather, we see people as disembodied eyeballs, hovering endlessly in front of computer displays, consuming blogs and marketing ephemera without pause. It’s a vision of the world which is, as you can imagine, fundamentally optimistic.
— An agency content marketer railing against content detritus
So Google’s search term spellchecker thinks I have typed in something wrongly when I was actually using a Google macro to find the definition of a legit word. Is it that big a deal? What else do they get wrong? This is worrying because, like most people, I don’t sound very smart without Google.
…stress releases hormones such as catecholamines and glucocorticoids in response to short-term situations of danger or trauma. It’s the brain’s natural threat response mode. The problem with prolonged or chronic stress is that those stress hormones then stick around and start meddling with the brain’s wiring […] causing declines in processing language and math in addition to weakening working memory and attention regulation. At the same time, those stress hormones strengthen the fear conditioning and emotional memory connections in the amygdala.
— Reading about marinating your brain in stress made me feel quite stressed
Reading about a father losing his 6 year old daughter to cancer was an intensely difficult experience.