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Six psychological “glitches” Facebook uses to exploit you for its own gain

It is no secret that Mark Zuckerberg did more hacking of the human psyche than he did hacking of code to make Facebook as big as it is today.  There isn’t anything particularly technologically innovative about Facebook (in fact, almost any high school programmer can make a rough prototype of it within a day or two), but as Sean Parker revealed, Faceboo… Read more

Echo chambers converge on Jordan Peterson’s Twitter, and the sad state of journalism

Social media rears its ugly head again, as it does on a daily basis.  While this blog inadvertently dissects the ideology of the “far-left” due to their prevalence in technology, media, academia and the government, it’s time to analyze the rhetoric from the “far-right”.  It goes without saying that the ideologues of bo… Read more

Verified blue checkmark fiasco: Twitter wants to police your thoughts

In the past few days, Twitter has been working hard to show its bias by selectively removing the “verified” blue checkmarks it initially assigned to users deemed to be authentic and not impostors.

Being verified theoretically needs to meet a single simple, objective criterion: be the person you claim to be.

However, it is obvious Twitter neve… Read more

Founding president Sean Parker exposes Facebook’s psychological exploitation of its users

Considering Mark Zuckerberg has studied psychology and has no remorse in exploiting everyone for his own benefit, Sean Parker’s revelations in a conversation with Axios should come as no surprise to anyone following this blog or other anti-social media trends.

“When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and th

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Social Credit Systems: the unholy marriage of big government and social media

Wired released an article titled “Big Data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens” last October. It is a long but good read, particularly since the story covers two bases I’ve been harping about on this blog: big government and the dangers of social media.

The entire article is worth a read on its own. I’ve posted the ma… Read more

Sebastian Junger knows about the dangers of social media

Sebastian Junger, a journalist, author and filmmaker, uses an anthropological view to hypothesize that social media has cultivated anti-social tendencies.

Some choice quotes from his interview with Joe Rogan:

I just looked around. I’m an anthropologist and I’m interested in human behavior, and I look at the behavior, like literally the p

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Facebook spies on you and if they say otherwise, it’s a lie

Yahoo! Finance wrote an article today called “Why people still think Facebook is listening to them“.

If you have any concern over your privacy, you would never use Facebook. Not only is it self-inflicted identify theft, they openly pry at your browsing habits and app usage, on top of the the likelihood that they mine your conversations via spee… Read more

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs knew about the dangers of smartphones and social media

Business Insider released an article that acknowledges the “anti-social media” phenomenon I’ve been writing about for years.

Most keen technologists, including Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, recognize the social and societal detriment caused by social media. When social media is combined with take-it-anywhere smartphone technolo… Read more

All of modern society’s ills packaged into one story: Apple iPhone X, social media and unbridled narcissism

“Viral” may be the most apt term derived from the modern technological era. Not only does it describe a negative phenomenon that spreads quickly (primarily via social media, the carrier), it infects the minds of all the users (the hosts).

A recent story broke out that encapsulates everything that is wrong with today’s modern society.

T… Read more

FANG(+T) tech bubble: Twitter loses less money than it thought, jumps 10% pre-market

On Thursday, Twitter reported a third-quarter loss of $21 million, or 3 cents per share. Excluding one-time items, the company earned 10 cents per share in the latest quarter.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share.

The company posted re

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