@ultimape @sargoth I was mislead and expected cat pictures in the post.

Jokes aside, the equation isn't that simple. Paying attention to complicated things is a lot more draining than looking at cute cats. The effort it takes to talk with the strangers in your neighborhood is not comparable with boosting posts on the Fediverse.

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@uint8_t @ultimape cat pics are the apex predators of the attention economy. their mere promise inspires and provokes ^^

that said, it is (if we extrapolate) ever so slightly unrealistic to expect someone to go straight from online cats to (say) running for local city council in one swoop. it's a process. it takes time. one must go through all the steps one at a time, effort all the way

the first step on this process, however, is paying attention to attention. what gets it, what doesn't?

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