7 Specific Tactics Social Media Companies Use to Keep You Hooked (KQED Science)

The idea that big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Apple are addicting us to their products has gained a fair amount of traction. That’s thanks in large part to Tristan Harris, a former design ethicist at Google who has turned whistleblower of sorts by revealing the techniques tech companies use to instill all that compulsive clicking and scrolling into your brain. Harris appeared on “60 Minutes” a couple of months ago, and last week he discussed the issue on Bill Maher’s HBO show. (link to full article)

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