merlin:

Linda Stone: Why Email Can Be Habit-Forming

I’m a giant Linda Stone fan, so it pains me to see her savvy thoughts on email apnea jammed into such a crappy page on this sad little waste of time of a site.

Wow. Any chance HuffPo’s trying to promote content from other parts of their site? It’s so…subtle. And the four vertical inches of ads, promotion, and chrome before the actual article on “information over-consumption” starts? That’s some kind of self-test, right?

Seriously. This is a web page that says “Go fuck yourself” in about half a dozen ways. Just wow.

I’m stunned that anyone deliberately chooses to subject themselves to this web-enabled fisting on anything but a point-and-laugh basis.