The Future of Humanity Depends on Design Ethics, Says Tim Wu

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Social media sites are designed to create what he calls “false loops,” where you never reach the end of what you can do on the platform.

[Tim Wu] thinks that goes against our way of making sense of the world: Humans have a natural predilection toward creating experiences and narratives that start and end [...]

But social media tends to disrupt these things–unlike a well-planned story or meal, Wu compares experiencing social media to a buffet, where nothing really goes together. Coincidentally, you also end up stuffing yourself and feeling ill.

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