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Real-time May Be Nice For Search Engines, But What About Personal Lives?

GigaOM: "The New York Times has written a somewhat sensationalistic piece about the frenzied pace of journalism online — primarily at the political news outlet Politico, but also at blog networks such as Nick Denton’s Gawker Media. In the writer’s view, both are filled with sleep-deprived writers who are shackled to their computers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and enslaved by computer readouts of the posts and stories that have gotten the most traffic. But while many of the details in the piece are specific to the media industry, the underlying phenomenon that the Times is describing seems far more universal than that: it is the increasingly “real-time” nature of our lives."

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