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The nefarious intent behind Facebook’s word choice: “friends” and “likes”

I signed up for a Facebook account nearly 13 years ago, but haven’t used it in roughly the past 7 years.  Since I have some software development tied in with the Facebook platform from the past, I chose not to outright “delete” my account.  For anyone else also hanging on to a dormant account, you begin to notice the barrage of e-mails spam… Read more

Jonathan Haidt video talking about the dangers of going viral on social media goes viral

The video clip I posted on YouTube about a month ago showing Jonathan Haidt discussing the catastrophic effects of social media has gained significant traction in YouTube’s home page and recommended video feed algorithms.

A bit of a paradox, I know — a video condemning the concept of going “viral” goes viral.  Trying to bring awaren… Read more

Facebook does its own studies to rebuke Jean Twange’s findings — the results are unsurprising (but amusing)

I posted a video a couple of weeks ago that shows Jonathan Haidt discussing Jean Twange’s findings that Facebook and social media in general have led to disturbing trends in social decay, and in particular the increase in anxiety and depression amongst its users:

 

Facebook needed to respond.  Last Friday, they released an article on their dev… Read more

The new Facebook messaging app for kids is another step back for families and society

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

Jonathan Haidt: Facebook is a social catastrophe

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

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

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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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