Trending? #deleteFacebook, #metoo, #marchforourlives, #nevergain?

Recently there has been news reporting about #deleteFacebook, #metoo, #marchforourlives and #nevergain.  You can track the interest over time at Google Trends For me, I wanted to know the relative traction each of these movements are actually making.  Looks like #deleteFacebook is gaining traction, check back in 7 days to see if the internet meme […]

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link: Facebook’s “engineered addiction”

http://calnewport.com/blog/2018/02/09/facebooks-desperate-smoke-screen/ The Smoke Screen In my opinion, the first problem — the engineered addiction — is the more pressing issue surrounding social media. These services relentlessly sap time and attention from peoples’ personal and professional lives that could be directed toward more meaningful and productive pursuits, and instead package it for resale to advertisers so […]

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TED: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

Platforms such as Facebook, Google and YouTube are persuasion architectures that even the engineers who created them do not know how the machine algorithms ultimately target audiences with content. These platforms show us content in our private screens targeted specially for us as individuals. They know what our weaknesses are and move us in subtle […]

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Link: NYTimes Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable 

A contrast to what people ( myself included) Post publicly vs privately searching on Google. Just a great reminder to look at social media posts with the awareness that it is partial truth On social media, the top descriptors to complete the phrase “My husband is …” are “the best,” “my best friend,” “amazing,” “the […]

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