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Picture the scene: You have produced something and uploaded it into one of the internet’s content buckets. If it’s a video, that might be YouTube. If it’s an image, Instagram. If it’s some writing, it could be this very site. You might now get some likes or hearts or claps. On-screen is a tiny meter, measuring the warmth of one’s heart.




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