Parents, if you are not yet informed about all the damage social media causes already to grown adults and teenagers, be sure to check out the dozens of articles I have already written on the subject. The plethora of evidence from psychological studies and the admissions of guilt from the tech founders themselves, all indicate social media being a leading c… Read more
This blog has written on numerous occasions the psychological exploitation and damage Facebook inflicts on its users.
Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist at NYU, reveals findings from studies that demonstrate the negative impact of Facebook, social media and smartphones on the minds of the Internet generation:
In addition to Facebook’s cult… Read more
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
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.
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“When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and th
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:
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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
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
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
“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.
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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
Following my latest four-part series on social media’s psychologically damaging effects, Wired’s Jesse Hempel coincidentally releases an article about the problems with social media. It is a rare moment of self-reflection. It almost recognizes the root problem but just doesn’t quite get there.
One of the conclusions of the… Read more