Finger on the App: the dystopian competition that sums up everything that’s wrong with the internet

It's a gruelling and almost certainly futile contest to see who can pay the most attention to their screen. Why does that sound familiar?

On Tuesday 30 June, thousands of people will open an app called Finger on the App, press their fingers to the screen and wait. Many will give up after a few minutes. Others may wait for hours or even days, unable to do much but wait and pay attention. One of them will win some money, although they won’t know how much – this will be for their fellow players to decide. 

Almost 20 years ago, a similar idea was played out live on British TV. One Sunday evening in March 2001, a...
source: New Statesman

2020-06-26 19:56
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