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Fast, faster, poorest decisions?: A practical theological exploration of the role of a speedy mobinomic world in decision-making

Jan Albert van den Berg
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 1 | a2615 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2615 | © 2014 Jan Albert van den Berg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 January 2014 | Published: 21 July 2014


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Abstract

In a digital world, it seems as if the boundaries between rich and poor are becoming increasingly blurred. A mobinomic world is created through the use of cellular telephones, which plays an important role on multiple levels of socioeconomic understanding. Various advantages are created through the interplay between the power of mobility and the convergence of various forms of media. Considering the immediate accessibility of an overflow of data in various forms as well as time pressure, decision-making is increasingly becoming associated with living in the fast lane of the digital world. Unfortunately, the cost of faster decision-making is that it could potentially result in individuals making poor decisions on various levels. A practical-theological exploration, as embedded in a transversal rational engagement, entails a preliminary investigation and description of this digital reality, especially as portrayed in the dynamics of decision-making associated with the social media platform Twitter.

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