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    Claims that Facebook is 'destroying how society works'

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    I'll preface this by saying that I (David) don't have Facebook, nor Twitter, nor Snapchat nor ...
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    Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the
    social network they helped create.

    Key points:
    • Former Facebook VP Chamath Palihapitiya gave a talk at Stanford criticising the way the app works
    • "The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops [using Facebook creates] ... are destroying how society works," he said
    • Facebook says it was a "very different company" when Mr Palihapitiya worked there


    The social media company (i.e. Facebook) has issued a statement hitting back at comments by former Facebook vice-president
    Chamath Palihapitiya, who told an audience at Stanford last month the company was "ripping apart the social fabric of how society works".

    "We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection because we get rewarded in these short-term signals — hearts, likes,
    thumbs up — and we conflate that with value, and we conflate it with truth,"
    he said.

    "And instead what it really is is fake, brittle popularity that's short-term and that leaves you even more — admit it — vacant and empty
    before you did it, because then it forces you into this vicious cycle where you're like, 'What's the next thing I need to do now because I need it back?'


    'How do we consume as much of your time as possible?'

    But Mr Palihapitiya is not alone in his concern — the company's first president, Sean Parker, told a public forum last month that Facebook
    exploited a "vulnerability in human psychology" to addict its users.


    Good stuff ... more here

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    "We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection because we get rewarded in these short-term signals — hearts, likes,
    thumbs up — and we conflate that with value, and we conflate it with truth," he said.

    "And instead what it really is is fake, brittle popularity that's short-term and that leaves you even more — admit it — vacant and empty
    before you did it, because then it forces you into this vicious cycle where you're like, 'What's the next thing I need to do now because I need it back?'
    In other news...pope wears silly hat.

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    ..but 666 friends can't be wrong

    Agree entirely but for the kids it's part of the wallpaper and the constant need to have the latest gadget to read the latest update

    Apart from the trolls and spam and ads there is the sheer tedium

    Selfies of dull people posing , endless plates of food.

    Hard to imagine anyone would pay to watch friends gurning or sub Luigi slop served on tampons worse Patty Plies

    Of course this is a delivery mechanism for an ending stream of desire and consumption.

    Give me some wit and repartee Dillinger, Cyrille neverna are preferable to this even or dog house hounds are ad free
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    Can you imagine if there were an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) that killed all electronics in the world ==> no more Facebook, no more mobile phones, no more TV, no more...

    Could mankind survive? Probably 95% of the population would slit their wrists because they can no longer send photos of their breakfast to their friends in return for instant 'likes'.

    Update: Although in a past life, I made $ USD millions from writing mobile phone application software (SMS), I don't use Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook, other than to publicise my charity work and to seek donations. I use LinkedIn for business networking and that's it. I detest using technology when the KISS principle is the best option.
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    Social orders of a weak manipulated character are usually the ones that succumb to the invented dumbing down undertakings.

    Analyzing the fuck outta most everything, unnecessarily.

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    ''How do you know John's not on Facebook?''



    ''He announced it on Facebook''

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