Panic-inducing push notifications.

How Breaking News Broke Our Brains

How Breaking News Broke Our Brains

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
Nov. 8 2017 11:29 AM

A Year Spent in Panic-Inducing Bubbles

How push notifications changed and shaped our lives one year after Trump’s election.


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Virginia Heffernan chats with Slate’s Laura Bennett and Allison Benedikt about the cover story they co-edited this week, “The Year in Push Alerts: How Breaking News Became Our Lives.”

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Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Wired, a columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and a co-host of Trumpcast.