"Wasting time has become big business, as brands extend across cyberspace and into seemingly every area of our lives....offers a useful analysis of how Twitter and TV have become so intertwined and how mobile devices have changed and expanded the living room experience."
"[An] engrossing study. Tussey's book is likely to strike a chord...with the many readers who see their smartphones and other mobile devices as a help, rather than hindrance, to their lives. He has crafted a thoughtful...approach to a pervasive aspect of modern life."
“Ethan Tussey offers an exciting and foundational concept—the 'procrastination economy'—that is sure to have a long life and change the way we think about entertainment and mobile technology. Insightful and original, incorporating both industry insight and audience use, this book takes a smart approach to a new media phenomenon.”
—Amanda D. Lotz, author of The Television Will Be Revolutionized
“A lucid and innovative rethinking of the cultural politics of mobile media. Building on astute, site-specific fieldwork, Tussey picks apart moral panics and tired corporate paradigms alike. The book shows instead how complex adaptive behaviors now constitute industry-user interactions within the “in-between times,” “non-spaces,” and strategic “mobile day-parts” of digital and social media. This book forces scholars and developers alike to question the sacred cows of media specificity and new technology exceptionalism.”
—John T. Caldwell, author of Production Culture: Industrial Reflexivity and Critical Practice in Film and Television
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