Can’t Put Down Your Device? That’s by Design

This is the perfect follow-up article to Kati's reflection on depression and social media and my idea about regulating the social media industry similarly to the food industry. It even quotes Tristan Harris comparing “online engagement maximization efforts to the so-called bliss-point techniques some food companies have developed to hook consumers on a stew of fat, salt and sugar.” Not a happy article for growth hackers, tough. It ends with this:

“I think something will actually change — the question is where will change come from?” he said, noting that the organic food movement started with small producers, not the mass-produced food industry. Online services that give users more options and control, he concluded, “may not come from the incumbent players.”


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