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Internet recency bias is bad news! You’ve heard of recency bias before. You know, a cognitive bias that favors recent events over historic ones; a memory bias (via Wikipedia). Now add the internet to the existing potential of recency bias and we have a problem. 

Did you know that by 2025, the amount of data generated each day is expected to reach 463 exabytes globally (source: SeedScientific)? That’s mind-boggling!

An internet recency bias does not sound like the best combo.

Just because someone calls you right now, doesn’t mean you should answer the phone — or if you do answer the phone, that doesn’t mean you should stop reading this. The most recent thing is not the most important thing (usually). The most recent article is not the most important article. The most recently written book isn’t the best book. The most recent post on Twitter or LinkedIn is not the post you should read right now. But when you take a recency bias and the internet, you start paying attention to what doesn’t matter. And there are a lot of available pieces of content to pay attention (or not pay attention to).

In this episode, we talk about internet recency bias, your news feed, bad news, click-bait culture, reading, productivity, and more.

This Content Matterz episode is from the conversation on the Saviors of the Metaverse podcast titled, “The Zucks Episode + Dd Peckers, Recency Bias“.

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  • Thank you for listening to this Content Matterz podcast episode, “Why the Internet Recency Bias Is Bad News for All Humanity”.
  • About Jared Nichols (as heard in this episode): Jared is the founder and creator of the NU Futurist and The Foresight Academy, a program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change-makers, use to guide and make the future they want to see.
  • This podcast episode exists because of KazCM. The content production company inside KazSource, Inc. Our rallying cry: “content brings people together”.
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